I communicated with Dear Tony Benn for over fifteen years. He always replied with comments about my poems.
S L E E P O N S A F E L Y, T O N Y B E N N !
“What y’er thinking, Tony Benn?”
Always was the best of men
Viewing Britain in a mess
From the heavens ‘great, ‘confess!
Looking at a Cyprus grove
Not one sight of Michael Gove!
Birds are tweeting, close me eyes
Up into those peaceful skies
Just forget the warring gulls
Brexit at my heart strings pulls
And avoid the litter louts
And those dreadful no-deal doubts!
Looking through a “Euro-fog”
Smiling Jacob Reesy-Mogg
BoJo, with that stupid smile
Kilometers, please, not miles!
‘Used to write to Tone B’
Comments always set me free
Sailing on a swaying boat…
Brings a lump to “poet’s” throat? (No pretensions!)
Not a European he
High atop my “left-wing tree”
‘Hated all unneeded strife
Happy always with his wife (Dear Caroline)
Looking down on Anchorsholme (“Powerhouse of the North”)
“Are you seeing cap or comb?
Rather hearing mobile phone
“Is that guy an O2 clone?
Any better Paphos Beach?
Leon Beer is within reach!
“All inclusive, our hotel!”
‘Gives tavernas living Hell!
Sleep on safely, Tony Benn
Join you one day, ‘don’t know when!
Far from Brexit World of Strife
Arm-in-arm with special wife Amen xxxx