Let’s Start Again – a Poem by the Sixty Second Scribe

Let’s start again - a poem by the sixty second scribe
And so a Coronation
For the man to lead our nation
He’s selected, not elected 
And so mandate he has none. 
Two hundred and nineteen voices spoke
A vile and unrepresentative joke
It’s proof that our democracy is broke
And so mandate he has none 
And were the members to be polled
Sunak wouldn’t have taken gold
They had to make the others fold
And so mandate he has none 
But before Sunak can do his thing
He has to go and meet the king 
He’s inherited, not elected
And so mandate he has none.  
It’s time - the mountain must be scaled
Tear it all down - it’s sadly failed
Till a worthy constitution’s unveiled 
And democracy has begun 

Decaying Ever, Ever On – a Poem by The Sixty Second Scribe

Decaying ever, ever on - a poem by the sixty second scribe
The pm claims integrity
Then appoints the one who’d happily
See refugees drown out at sea 
And our decay goes ever, ever on 
Sacked just days ago for breaks
To ministerial code, he shakes
his head, defends, ignores the stakes
And our decay goes ever, ever on 
One who dreams of deportation
Shames this once proud welcoming nation 
Stoking national stagnation 
And our decay goes ever, ever on
Claims that lessons have been learnt
Clearly lies - more bridges burnt
Positions bought but never earned
And our decay goes ever, ever on
That he lied’s already clear
Which marks him out as Johnson’s peer
And leaves an atmosphere of fear
As our decay goes ever, ever on

Idiot Destroyers of Progress

interior design of a courtroom
UK’s reputation plummets
Overriding the ECHR
And the world can see that we are 
Truly idiot destroyers of progress
Standing alone at the summit 
This peak of moronic intent 
Morals and integrity spent
Where we go next is anyone’s guess
Then just when it appeared to be
That our madness could not be trumped
The states think they might have us stumped 
Our lead may not be unassailable
The Supreme Court in the ‘land of the free’  
Overturns Roe v Wade and shows
They’re back in front, albeit by a nose 
And they have more inhumanity available 

Scribal Gathering Showcase – 7th June 2022

The Sixty Second Scribe (and current Bard of Stony Stratford) is a special guest at the Scribal Gathering Showcase at The Crown in Stony Stratford, on the 7th June 2022 as part of StonyLive! A 20 minute set of mainly new material, beautifully filmed by Ian Newman, hosted by Jonathan JT Taylor and with sound by Duncan Carter.

Who Will have Lost, Who Will Have Won?

Picture the scene – it’s two days before the 2019 General Election – never has more been at stake, at least not in my lifetime, and a man steps up to the microphone to speak in front of a crowded room…

Thanks to Scribal Gathering for the gig, thanks to the delightful Caz Tricks for the filming, the shushing and the general gobby agreement. Obviously things didn’t go quite as we’d hoped, but two years on, looking back, there’s not much that I wouldn’t say again in just the same way.