‘A democracy of drunks’

Proud of our hoary heritage

Famous for priests & monks

We hit the headlines recently

As a Democracy of drunks!


With the economy in tatters

And Governance on the brink,

Was it surprising that Powers

Had no other option but drink?


Lockdown’s gone too long

No one wants to risk a call

When the economy is sick

Revival depends on alcohol!


These are modern battles

In an age of biological wars

We can’t unleash stockpiles

We can surely open the bars!


Success is always measured

By the length of the queues

Outside parched wine-shops,

And the rocketing of revenues!


The best benefit of imbibing

And letting the masses loose,

Is that COVID is forgotten

In an exuberance of booze …


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