Here you will find songs and poems aimed at achieving something or righting a wrong.
Last year (2016), I rewrote a song to encourage the local authority and electricity board to fix a street light on a dangerous corner. And it had an impact, because the light was eventually fixed. Hurrah!
August 2017’s poem is dedicated to the idea that Willow margarine is not butter, even if it is packaged to look like it, and has the words “buttermilk” and “churned” written on the side. For this reason, I would like Tesco (and any other supermarkets) to stop positioning it alongside the real butter.
- The King’s Breakfast Butter (based on AA Milne’s The King’s Breakfast. )
- When a Child’s Run Down (based on When a Child is Born – Johnny Matthis / Boney M)
- NEW– My next campaign song is about teachers’ pensions and here’s an extract …
Teachers, teachers, the ones in the marigolds,
TPS arithmetic, you’ll probably despair.
Same-sex and widowers, measure what the law withholds,
Seems to me it’s plain to see the benefits aren’t fair.
- Background: 2 & 2 are 3,
- 4 & 4 are 7,
- 8 & 8 are 13,
- 1988 – 1972 are 16 years missed ..
Inchworm, inchworm, measuring the marigolds
You and your arithmetic, you’ll probably go far
Inchworm, inchworm measuring the marigolds
Seems to me you’d stop and see how beautiful they are.
Read more here – “She Will Survive“