Thursday, January 05, 2017


Understanding our New Year Honours is not very hard
If you have made no fortune, then you will get no reward
No one is rewarded very highly by deserving or chance
Nothing is actually done for real egalitarian circumstance
The athletes and celebrities kneel willingly at the throne
They've joined the club of elites; they are no longer alone
And I confess that I will be thought as a little retarded
Failing to value why the lucky are more richly rewarded
To our shame we've made this world where money is king
And all you need to do is have enough of that green thing
How you get fame and wealth is of no great importance
So long as you have helped the UK trade or cultural balance
All I will remember is that in the end there is little honour
For a pouting ex-pat with yet more reward thrust upon her