Category: Creative Writing


As well as writing my own prose and poetry, some of which gets published, I am also on the selection panel for an anthology that issues editions annually. Today I got a reminder of both sides of the submitting process. I received a standard rejection letterâ„¢ in the post and a flash drive full of other people’s submissions. It was an interesting bit of timing, and provoked this blog.

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For a bit of political balance, here’s one about the leader of the opposition…

Ed Milliband

Ed Milliband, Ed Milliband,

as bland as a rubber band.

In fact Ed Milliband

Is Milli Vanilli bland.

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Here’s another political poem, I wrote a couple of weeks back during the Lib Dem conference…

“Go back to you constituencies, and prepare for obliteration”

Nick Clegg, Nick Clegg,

your promises were a pile of smeg.

You’ve the poll ratings of a rotten egg.

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I’ve been avoiding the news the last few weeks, as it’s party conference season. I have a dislike of politicians (with very, very few exceptions) but Tories are particularly boke inducing. So I wrote this poem for their party conference which has started. In the interests of political balance, I have ones from the recent Lib Dems and Labour back slapping fests which I will post up later…

Tory Party Conference Poem

Tories bore me, Tories bore me

watch their falsehoods on TV

open their mouths, my eyes glaze over

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