the weekly

Middle East Envoi

Why so unfair to Mr. Blair?

Why so upset with Mr. B?

He only wants to clear the air

With sundry Weapons of Mass D. –

To pulverise the locals flat.

Well, what on earth is wrong with that?


Why so unfair to Mr. Tony?

So unfair to ex-PMs?

He means so well, he’s never phoney,

Wants to fill the urban crems;

When over, he will lay the wreath –

As if it might sow dragon’s teeth!


Why do we trash our former leader,

Why the dung upon his head?

He’s almost pals with Al-Qaeda,

And only wants to see them dead.

Let Oxford’s boy take charge of crisis

(For after all, they’re known as Isis).


Yes, stand up for the sixty-something,

Ever-fresh and would-be sage,

He’s never done a single dumb thing,

Is best when he is centre-stage:

Muslim rebels! Present from us:

Wingco Blair, mid-air, with bombers.




Read a Guardian article here


Click here to buy Bill’s poetry collection Ringers


Click here to follow Bill’s New Statesman research











Middle East Envoi

Tony Blair advocated bombing the new ISIS insurgent group. There was the sound of everyone running for the exits.

18 June 2014


Home/Join | List | Next | Previous | Random