Resignation of a Junior Minister

Brown, pointless waves were arguing with the mud
At Westminster Quay where the Thames’ tide reaches.
Public life! Proud titles! Ingratitude!

The New Year’s Honours. The failed marriages.
No one remembers quite what was said.
British politics is not about speeches.

Lord, let me go quietly, for I have seen
Through the small affairs of my committee.
The uncaring Government machine

Has other Junior Ministers on duty.
Wipe my emails. Empty out my bin.
Let me be a light to lighten this City.

Vauxhall was half-empty when he crossed
The river vanishing into a mist.

Project Details

  • Date July 9, 2015
  • Tags Paul Abbott Resignation of a Junior Minister