The Day Trump Met May

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Smiled as he confirmed their future trade deals

‘We’ll work it out together, both me and you

There really is life, outside the EU.’

‘We will strengthen our special connection

And the world will see our unique affection

We can pride ourselves on our ethics and morals

We won’t just sit back on our laurels.’

‘I am a people person, I think you are too

Let’s show them all, what we can do

The world can watch, as we work things out

And Brexit’s just great, I have no doubt.’

Brexit will be wonderful, for your nation

And your people will forget their frustration

When they watch the new Maggie and Ron

And your days of uncertainty, will be gone.’

‘I know that the UK’s economically unsound

And leaving the EU, will weaken your pound

Negotiating from a position of weakness

But I still love the UK and its uniqueness.’

‘I do support Nato, one hundred percent

But I still think too much money’s been spent

And the distribution of costs, really must change

I mean we’re actually supporting Ukraine.’

‘I believe that torture, absolutely works

Discouraging evil, from where it lurks

We should all fight, fire with fire

Otherwise the consequences will be dire.’

‘I love Mexico and I love its folk

And I’m really a decent kind of bloke

But we’ll continue to build our beautiful wall

Impenetrable, powerful and incredibly tall.’

They then shook hands, by Churchill’s bust

‘It’s only proper and fair and just

To reinstate it, in its rightful place,’

He said with a grin upon his face.

He then extended to her, his hand

For all to see throughout the land

The special relationship, so talked about

But the UK’s media, all started to shout..

‘Has Theresa become Trump’s Trojan horse

And Britain’s now only real recourse

Is to listen to the words, of a changeable man

Or is Theresa, Donald’s most favourite fan?’

‘You must come and visit our Queen’

She said, as he agreed with a beam

‘We must define our roles in the world.’

And their fingers remained tightly curled.

Has Theresa reduced her bargaining power

Let’s hope their relationship, doesn’t go sour

Or did she just want to be seen as nice

Maybe she did, but at what price.

‘They’ll be times we disagree’ she fawned

He tucked his speech in his pocket and yawned

He was bored, this mercurial man

With his somewhat short, attention span.

Does Britain look desperate, on the world stage

Or did we in fact manage to gauge

The measure of the White House’s new resident

The leader of the free worlds, forty fifth president.

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Waves of Plastic

waveYou’ve finished your meal, the food was fantastic
With fish in its sauce, along with the plastic
Your plate is now empty, which you move to one side
It was catch of the day, just in with the tide.

Marine animals often mistake plastic for food
As they swim in the water, it could be viewed
As plankton, or weeds, or shoals of small fish
But its micro-beads and bags, a real toxic dish

Over 400 years, these plastics can last
How short our wasteful lives in contrast
This poisonous waste taints the sea floor
And can rise on the currents and come home ashore

From shampoos and shower gels and whitening toothpaste
And cleansers and makeup, contribute to waste
In this throwaway world of ours, the list just goes on
Won’t we take notice, until our sea life has gone

Less than five percent of plastics, are recycled worldwide
This is the reality, of which we can’t hide
Our single use bottles and packaging litter
Should disgrace us completely and make us feel bitter

Whilst we watch it all, spiral out of control
Do none of us think that mankind has a role
To stop this pollution, before it reaches the sea
Recycling and re-using, just could be a key

And now we are finding it’s in our food chain
Will it affect our organs, our health and our brain
Toxicity comes from mercury, cadmium and lead
Causing birth defects, cancers, it’s got to be said

So as individuals, what part can we play
As we reportedly use a half pound every day
We have to be willing, to look past our denial
And for our environment, we need to stand trial

We could use our bottles, more than one time
Which in itself, is a disgrace and a crime
So let’s be responsible and not make a fuss
Otherwise our negligence, will come back to haunt us.

My Ode to Climate Change..

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We watch as they collapse before our eyes
Melting fast, beneath the skies
The ancient glaciers rapid retreat
‘Nothing to do with us’ we bleat.

In the greenhouse of our making
The rise in temperature is breathtaking
Deforestation, continues fast
Arctic sea ice, will not last.

Coastal towns, will migrate
As waters rise, that will not wait
Our coral reefs require sunlight
With deeper waters, their future’s not bright

Marine species may become extinct
And the world has changed before we’ve blinked
Polar bears will lose their domain
And search for food in this new terrain

Glaciers weight puts pressure on rock
And as they melt, they will unlock
Tectonic plates, now free to slide
Their massive bulk will collide

The friction then will cause earthquakes
And volcanic eruption and magma flakes
And molten lava will spew high
And ash will rain down from the sky.

So for our future, we must make haste
And turn off our lights and reduce our waste
And support the development, of all things renewable
Surely this has to be so very doable.