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An ode to Labour

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Whitewavemark2 Tue 26-Nov-19 17:49:30

Let me start by asking, what is it you require?

This vote is more than Brexit, please get over your desire,

If Brexit is your thing? Labour will give us all a voice,

Just as Tories did, but they will offer us a choice,

This time we won’t be blind, it’s the deal or remain,

It will end the years of turmoil, we can move on from this pain,

I know what will be said, ‘they’ll campaign against their deal’,

Same as Tories did, though this time is for real,

Like it has been said, there is way more to this vote,

There are people working hard, that can barely stay afloat,

We can vote in real change, to increase the living wage,

We can stop the Tory rise, of our state pension age,

To guarantee the fuel allowance, will save our elderly,

To help them live in peace, and prevent more poverty,

A tax freeze under 80k, no rise in V-A-T

These the type of moves, with benefits you’ll see,

To reverse the corp. tax breaks, make them pay their share,

It is not that radical, we pay ours so it’s fair,

Increase the living wage, reduce our hours, too,

These changes have been proven, to work for me and you,

An end to the house of lords, I heard you say the same,

This will be offered up, to make a fairer game,

They want more powers sent, to local authorities,

It makes a lot sense, they know all of our needs,

To ban the zero hours, tribunals will be free,

Protect our workers' rights, that are abused so easily,

Upgrades to hospitals, schools and care homes, too,

Do I really need to tell you, these things are overdue?

I hope that you can see, the benefits we will get,

Once we vote the Tories out, their cuts can be reset,

If we fail our children now, by voting in the blue,

The world in which we leave them, will have a different view,

Ice caps would have melted, for oil giant’s greed,

Even though the tech, is here to plant the seed,

A greener revolution, it has to start today,

So, on December 12th, vote the Labour way.

Opal Tue 26-Nov-19 19:38:18

There was an old man named Corbyn
Who thought the keys to no. 10 were a sure thing
When the election came to pass
The voters answered "kiss my a**e"
Cos his policies would leave the country floundering

Oopsminty Tue 26-Nov-19 19:41:27

Hear, hear Opal

M0nica Tue 26-Nov-19 19:44:27

Opal a good limerick can beat a wobbly worthy ode any day.

Alima Tue 26-Nov-19 20:15:27

Another General Election
No chance of perfection.
Give Boris your vote
Otherwise Jezza will gloat.

lemongrove Tue 26-Nov-19 20:17:02


lemongrove Tue 26-Nov-19 20:19:38

Was yours by Rabbie Burns ( or Rab C Nesbitt) WWM2 seemed to have a familiar ring to it.

Whitewavemark2 Tue 26-Nov-19 20:20:07


Pantglas2 Tue 26-Nov-19 20:22:12

Your third line is repeating Cameron’s debacle - Groundhog Day.

lemongrove Tue 26-Nov-19 20:23:15

Ah! I thought you were going to say (as the bishop said to the actress) ‘a small thing, but mine own’ grin

grannyrebel7 Tue 26-Nov-19 22:11:09

Great poem Whitewave2! Let's hope it all comes to pass smile