Thursday, November 23, 2023
Derek Mackie: Coalition News BluesLabels: 'Coalition negotiations, Derek Mackie, satire
We cast our votes and they've been tallied
The good folks woke up and now we're ready for change
It's over a month since we all rallied
To dump hard Labour and stop that brother eat brother exchange
But the victors they're still dealin’
Tradin’ policies and posts in secret ‘til they're satisfied
In the meantime, the media’s been left feelin’
Ignored, outside the tent, and nursin’ wounded pride
Them talks just keep on goin’
Ain’t they never gonna reach agreement, call it quits?
Those good-ol-boys keep Right-on jawin’
But are they making progress or just talking shit?
Woke up this mornin', had the coalition blues
All those meetings but there just ain’t no juicy news
Only crosswords, sport and film reviews
I got the coalition blues
Our newshounds they’ve gone crazy
Coz there’s nothin’ much to spin and then relate
So rather lying ‘round bein’ lazy
They just gotta make stuff up and speculate
They got the coalition blues
Can’t get no inside leaks or PM interviews
Still gotta pay that student loan and union dues
Yeah, got the coalition blues
Good things come to those who wait
My wise old mama said to me
So keep occupied, stop gettin’ all irate
Hunt out your decorations and put up your Christmas tree
Now got a different kind of blues
Blown fairy lights and pretend reindeer poos
Rellies camping on the lawn and drinking booze
Too much eating till you’re stuffed, and then a snooze
Yuletide gifts I’ll never use and rather lose…..
On second thoughts, it’s kinda nice
To have no crazy Left-wing government to criticise and then abuse
It’s like the calm before the storm arrives, so don't think twice…
Bring on those coalition blues!
Derek Mackie is a former geologist with a keen interest in current affairs and a penchant for satire.
at 12:16 PM