Poetry and Politics

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Here come Liz Lochead
Our Scottish makar
Expressing an opinion
So some fools tried to attack her

With half cocked rhetoric and half a brain
But poetry and politics remain

She joined the SNP
Some people don't agree
They think it's possible
To claim neutrality

But even with no party and no shame
Poetry and politics remain

Sometimes it's hard
To believe
That there are people out there who can't conceive

that even if you're clinically insane
Poetry and politics remain

take it away fretboy....

I'm not a poet
I'm not going to even rhyme that
The status quo it
always will dictate that

even with no rhyme and no refrain
Poetry and politics remain

Saying you're apolitical
Is being political
Senses working undertime
Verging on critical

cos even with no rhyme and no refrain
Poetry and politics remain


from Poetry and Politics, released February 26, 2015


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Tommy Mackay Edinburgh, UK

Scottish comedy performer and editor of The Daily Reckless - the paper that sings the news.

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