Countdown to Brexit

Countdown to Brexit

“I’m fed up” said Nigel “With this team we all joined
“Our chocolates rebranded, our fish stocks purloined,
Let’s make our own choices, restore law and order,
Create our own rules and control every border”

“Alright then,” said David “We’ll let the folk choose”
Never dreaming that his side could possibly lose.
There was no need to plan, that would be such a pain,
He was sure the electors would want to remain.

Then along came the tour bus with Boris inside,
And the promise of millions displayed with great pride,
While the ‘stay in’ campaign made a pretty poor show,
So it’s hardly surprising most voted to go.

‘Not a problem’ we thought ‘We need not fill with fears,
For our great politicians have over two years.
We will trust in their goodness, we will do what they say,
And she seems pretty balanced, that nice Mrs May’

Looking back though, I wonder she took on the role
To unite politicians after such a close poll
With a third wanting in, and a third wanting out,
And the rest in-between, though they all like to shout!

And the voters, the people, like you and like me,
Are just watching and waiting for more certainty
Whether leave or remain, we can’t help but feel scared,
That the MPs we trusted were so unprepared.

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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SarahA31
28th Oct 2019
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I've read all that I could from the face book link and can really relate to your writing. I'll look forward to reading more. You're a talented stat
jking
23rd Feb 2019
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Love it! Beautifully sums up the situation whatever choices people individually made.
GeoffreyW4
28th Jan 2019
1
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They gathered in Houses to vote several times
Thinking a solution was just down the line......s
The country awaited this historic debate
Only to find we had a further great wait!!
Wilf
27th Jan 2019
1
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Brilliant poem and so true in all aspects. Doesn't matter which side you are on in this fiasco the great British public have been well and truly let down by the very people we elect to run the country. You simply could not have made it up and written a book about it!
Claire Baldry
27th Jan 2019
2
Thanks for voting!
MalcolmJ1
27th Jan 2019
4
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thewife
27th Jan 2019
3
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Need to get this sorted soon. Never known a subject split family opinions as much as this has done. Two years down the line and still no clear decisions made. This poem is spot on.
Claire Baldry
27th Jan 2019
1
Thanks for voting!
StephenJ53
27th Jan 2019
2
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Very funny spot on
Claire Baldry
27th Jan 2019
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Stenola
27th Jan 2019
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Excellent poem Claire!
Bye the way, my maiden name was Baldry,I now live in Lancashire but my Great Grandad was born in Suffolk!
Claire Baldry
1st Feb 2019
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Thank You. A lot of my husbands ancestors are from Suffolk!
wallers2
27th Jan 2019
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Brilliantly done. I am sure most of the population feel this way!
Claire Baldry
27th Jan 2019
0
Thanks for voting!

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