Stephen Robertson

Slanting Lines


Five politicians…

Margaret Thatcher

observed that her natu-

ral son and heir

was Tony Blair.

Nigel Farrage

has a mouth like a garage—

he opens it ever so wide

and you can see all the junk inside.

grey John Major

surely had a wager

that he could without worry

take the hottest Currie.

Gordon Brown

replaced his frown

with a one-sided smile

that was off by a mile.

Tony Blair

floated on air

when Maggie’s encomium

came to be known to ’im.

… and one poet

Thomas Stearns Eliot

wrote poetry well, but

was no great shakes

in the marriage stakes.