Thursday, June 9, 2011

Blackfriars Poem

(after McGonagall)

Beautiful Blackfriars Bridge o'er the Silv'ry Thames
Alas! I am sorry that Tory AMs
All of them were taken away
On June, 2011, the eighth day,
And prompted a blogger to pen a rhyme

(Which will not be remembered for a very long time)

They did not debate twenty miles per hour
And vacated the London Assembly with a glower.
'Twas because of something Ken Livingstone said
That the Conservatives retir'd home to their bed.
What has 20MPH to do with Mladic's war crime?
Which will be remembered for a very long time?

Oh! ill-fated Bridge of the Silv'ry Thames,
I must now conclude my po-em,
By telling the world fearlessly without the least dismay,
That your cyclists would not have been taken away,
At least many sensible men do say,
Had the traffic travelled at 20MPH or less,
At least many sensible men confess,
For the slower we our roads do build,
The less chance we have of being killed.


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  2. Brilliant. First time I've chuckled about Blackfriars all week....

  3. Thanks for bring a smile to my face this morning. Anyone who can rhyme 'Mladic's war crime' with anything gets my vote!

    I do hope some of those Tory AMs immortalised here in verse are feeling suitably ashamed of themselves.