Sunday, 17 April 2016

The conservative party is right wing

How many people, poets even, keep a specialised dictionary in the house?  Use 10 words from one, suggests the NaPoWriMo site.  Yes, I could have found one online I suppose.  Anyway I delved into a dictionary of politics, bought at the start of my student days.  It seemed a good idea at the time as I was studying Politics!  And the end product of today's poetic work is a draft villanelle, one of my favourite of the repeating forms.
It's an attempt to look at the Tories, now and then.













The Conservative party is right wing
Some words from A dictionary of Politics 1966, Elliott & Summerskill

The Conservative party is right wing
Continental parties are
really reactionary inclining

towards democracy-hating.
Our Tories really do care.
The Conservative party is right wing.

Aristocrats, their wealth and bling.
big business: litany, prayer.
Really, reactionary-inclining.

Welfare state principles supporting
All for social measures they declare.
The Conservative party is right wing.

Heavy taxation – keeping
old ideas are neither here nor there.
Really they’re reactionary-inclining.

Their past they say is worth conserving.
Our welfare is their warfare.
The Conservative party is right wing
really reactionary-inclining.

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