Beyond A Joke

Beyond A Joke

My daddy was a leaver,
My Auntie wants to stay,
My cousin thinks a people’s vote
Would help her have her say

The man who runs a shop in town
Agrees with the No Deals
My neighbour isn’t bothered
Doesn’t know how she now feels

Some want a customs union,
Some think that’s a mistake,
Some simply want to hear the truth
And news that isn’t fake

There might be an election soon,
But then again might not,
Most people favour certainty,
But no one knows a lot

I dearly love a little laugh,
But can’t cope with the tension
The British phrase ‘beyond a joke’
Is all I dare to mention

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. Her poem 'Epiphany' was also published on the Guardian Witness website. 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.co.uk .Claire and her husband were awarded the SE Diabetes UK Inspire Award in 2017 for innovative ways of fundraising.

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AngelaP74
3rd Nov 2019
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Ha ha! Love it. But I HATE the way Brexit has divided us all. I predict that in the future, Brexit will become a swear word. Just saying...
Yodama
29th Oct 2019
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Never a truer word in rhyme. Great poem, made me smile.
Wilf
29th Oct 2019
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Great poem and so apt at the moment-any other country there would have been rioting in the streets-the Brits just drink tea, moan and watch rugby!!!
Kes
28th Oct 2019
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Perfectly sums it up. You have to laugh, even though it’s not a laughing matter. Great poem Claire. Kx.
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Very topical Claire ... thanks for sharing ... it has been shared on our Facebook page as well ... I am sure it will resonate with many!
Claire Baldry
28th Oct 2019
3
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