Reader Post: A Remembrance Poem

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To all my Right Honourable MPs,

Crocodile tears,
You statesmen cry
Just two minutes
And by the end
Your tears are dry

Back to your offices
To authorise
Another batch
Of men to kill –
To die like flies



Remember, you tell them,
Lest we forget
Follies of war
Steep us all in
Deepest regret

Let’s arm al-Qaeda
To kill the Russians

The Muslim Brotherhood
To kill Gaddafi

We’ll topple Egypt,
And Syria,
And Libya –

AND THEN WE’LL
TOPPLE THEM
BACK AGAIN!

Harmless mistakes to be
Quickly absolved;
More to the point
Let’s find new wars,
Become involved

Zero boots on the ground
Well, just a few.
Hundred. Thousand.
What we told them
Is largely true.

Crocodile tears,
We statesmen cry
Just two minutes
And by the end
Our tears are dry

Yours Sincerely,
The Prime Minister

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