Neu!Boots DAY NINE – Luke Wright

It’s Great to Have My Country Back

The dream of ’45 is dead
united Europe full of lead
division reigns but SHIT THE BED
it’s great to have my country back!

The markets shake like Georgie Best
as Farridge thumps his flabby chest
and struts about like Kayne West.
It’s great to have my country back!

Auf Wiedersehen Miss Merkel Frau
this tenner’s worth a fiver now
and Sarah Vine is grinning. Wow,
it’s great to have my country back!

Experts? Pah, back on your shelf
it’s pluck that won the commonwealth.
Come! Let’s watch Labour eat itself!
It’s great to have my country back!

It’s great to have my country back
well some of it at least
as Sturgeon whips her scalpel out
and Belfast calls the priest

Chin-up Charlie, don’t get mis
ignore the racists popping fizz.
Just look how bent this banana is!
It’s great to have my country back!

At last our plucky nation’s free
let’s drunk-dance like a divorcee
all shit-faced on our sovereignty
It’s great to have my country back!

So, blue-rinse Tories vote for May
(and say she’s just like Thatcher – YAY! )
as gouty, doughty old boys bray:
Democracy has won the day
So, can I vote in this one? NAY!
O! It’s great to have my country back!

 

Luke Wright is a poet and theatre maker. He has written and performed in 8 one man poetry shows, touring them all over the world. His debut collection Mondeo Man was published by Penned in the Margins in 2013 to critical acclaim. His play, What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 earning Wright a Fringe First Award for writing and The Stage Award for Acting Excellence.

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