What the Country Needs
Poetry is what our country needs most
a poem each day – feels like a Sunday roast
poems for the many – not just the few
greedy bankers – humming spreadsheets in the pew.
Poems for all, the sick and the healthy
if you give us your backing, you too can be wealthy
poems will help you to keep things at bay
a poem a day keeps the vicar away.
If we are elected we’ll have poems for all,
the just about managing, the sick and the tall
with strong and stable readership
who’ll pay the service of the lip
ordinary working families galore
up and down the country and more.
We’ll build ten thousand new poetry schools
it’s all been costed by three thousand fools
we’ll serve poetry soup for all primary kids
rescue pencil budgets which are on the skids.
So give us your backing with us you’re secure
we never shall press the Dactylic button
the nuclear rhyme has lost its allure.
Poetry is what this country needs most
we shall read on the beaches and recite on the coast
we shall write poetry on an industrial scale
that is the way we shall prevail!