Disobedience


Peter Peter
Mandelson Morrison
Bobbity Min Du Spin
Took great
Care that his Party
Never committed a Sin.
Peter Peter
Said to his Master,
“Master,” he said, said he;
“You must never come up with a policy statement
Unless it’s been cleared by me.”

Lord Press
Issued an edict –
“LOST or MISSING or VOID!
PETER PETER
MANDELSON’S HUMOUR
SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.
LAST HEARD
CROTCHETING CROSSLY:
QUITE OUT OF CENTRAL CONTROL –
HE TRIED TO GET OUT OF AN INNOCENT QUESTION
AND FELL DOWN A PERMANENT HOLE.”

[August 1997]

From the book Labour Pangs

with apologies to A.A. Milne