The year is almost over,
Our birds have got the flu,
Our pounds are losing value,
And the trains are overdue,

We held a referendum,
We all had loads to say,
The outcome unexpected,
As it gave us Mrs May,

The NHS is creaking,
Farage is friends with Trump
The English voted Brexit
So the Scots have got the hump,

The Doctors started striking,
The postal workers too,
And Michael turned on Boris,
That caused a great to-do!

But in between the nonsense,
Many worked hard to behave ,
As Her Majesty reached ninety
And Prince George gave his first wave,

We gathered gold in Rio,
We enjoyed the Autumn sun,
Our nation felt triumphant
With our tennis number one

The Scotsman train was mended,
Travelled back to rest in York,
And despite our disagreements,
We were all allowed to talk,

To speak our views with passion,
Argue, mostly, with good cheer,
I say thank you for our freedom,
In another British year!

About the author

Claire Baldry
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Claire is a retired Headteacher who lives on the East Sussex coast. Claire is an established speaker, performance poet and writer. She has a strong following on You Tube and has been listed in the top 100 Poetry Rivals National Competition. Claire has published five booklets of poetry which have sold hundreds of copies. 'Simply Bexhill' was published in early June 2014, and 'Simply Christmas' in November 2014. Her third publication is a series of narrative poems entitled 'The De La Warr Date'. She more recently published 'Seaside and Sailaway', which includes a section of poems about holidays on cruise ships, and Simply Modern Life. Claire has published two full-length novels, the first called 'Different Genes'. and more recently 'My Daughter's Wedding'. Both are romantic stories about love in later life, combined with a gripping mystery. The books can be purchased through bookshops, Amazon or borrowed from any local library. Links can be found at ww.w.clairebaldry.com .Claire and her husband were awarded the SE Diabetes UK Inspire Award in 2017 for innovative ways of fundraising.

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