The Politician’s Song!

What’s the matter with You?
Yes, you the public ….you’ve got it all wrong
Its not really my fault my expenses are too long!
I know what I’m doing I’ve been doing it for years!

I’m speaking right from the heart,
You see its just an oversight on my part!

Put yourself in my place two houses to run,
I have surgeries to attend and people to see,
I’m part of your government .. I’m a bloody trustee!
No one is perfect …….. And mistakes do happen … even to me!

It was only £60,000 it was my other mortgage
It was an extra expense I had to claim,
You try and buy two house’s on my wage, its really quite bad,
I only earn £120,000 per year …. plus expenses!

I know if I sell my second house I’ll be quid’s in
Maybe that’s why your upset ….. Hey come on it isn’t a sin!
Its what we call a perk to the job
Like buying a salad bowl or a fountain for my garden plot,
Surely you have your perks too?

I’m an upright citizen … you know …. this isn’t a crime,
If I say sorry its an oversight …. then I can’t do the time!

I suppose … if I was a commoner then charges would be made,
For these fraudulent claims!
But Hey really …. that’s just another perk to the job!

I’m speaking right from the heart,
You see its just an oversight on my part!

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I’m not a political person but sometimes things stink and here in the UK the smell gets worse!
Draw your own conclusions if you may!

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Published work: “The Orchestral Ensemble”, “Love Measures” I received a letter from “H.M. Queen Elizabeth” thanking me for a poem on her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. I was chosen as one of a very small group of Poets out of 60,000 poets and invited to place “My Love for You” in a “Poets Diary 2013” A true story called “An Attack in a Cemetery” will be published in 2013. I am being featured in a book which has a profile and 20 poems placed called “10 of the Best” 2013 by United Press of London.

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Comments

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 4 years ago

    This could very well be about most American politicians. Great poem.

  • Wow Helen your on the ball I just posted this ……… I guess your right in all governments I suppose …… thanks for the fav too. – Hugz – David

    – David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)

  • webbie
    webbieover 4 years ago

    LOL Sounds like Oprah Winfrey ,who lives in 1 home six months and another one the other six months..to keep her taxes down…just an oversight on her part! great writting silver…

  • Lol Thanx webbie for you comments I wonder how many people around the world in high places rip off the poorer people make you think doesn’t it? Thanx for the fav. too very much appreciated – Hugz – David

    – David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    Love it! You should send it to to every government there is – they are all the same

  • Thanx Shulie it does make you think doesn’t it? I’m very pleased you liked this – Hugz – David

    – David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 4 years ago

    How true mate.
    Like everything there is a perk.
    And the best perk’s in this life that I have is…..I don’t have any GUILT.
    I make some great friends….. And I am doing what I want without any flack.

  • Hi Larry my friend ……… thats the best perk to have … no one can take that away from you! Take care mate – David

    – David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Love it!!! Grand work, David!

  • Thanx Mike much appreciated glad you liked this – David

    – David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much Ushna for all your support and Core also I appreciate it so much – Hugz – David

    – David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)

  • Tpp2
    Tpp2over 4 years ago

    Super writing!

  • Hello Dear Teresa is so nice to see you again ….. I’m so pleased you liked this – Hugz – David

    – David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)

  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehover 4 years ago

    This is excellent.

  • Thankx Cass my friend I appreciate this – Hugz – David

    – David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

    Brilliant poem!!!
    Sais a lot…and….hopefully, makes people think…..:)

  • Dear Elisabeta I’m so pleased you liked this also and it does say a lot LOL – Hugz – David

    – David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)

  • wigs
    wigsover 4 years ago

    spot on David, you hit the nail on the head here…………..and you had me smiling, its so right if i did what they’ve been doing i’d be inside for fraud… sooo wrong….fabulously written

  • Thanks wigs ………. we forgive the rich for their oversight’s and abuse the needy in their desperation but it happens all over the world. I’m so pleased you liked this. – Hugz – David

    – David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)

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