An Obituary

Thatcher
So long
And farewell,
Thatcher,
Beloved latex Spitting Image puppet.

In the one sentence
Written
We have already received:
Thirty-two
Complaints of right-wing bias,
Seven-nine
Complaints of left-wing bias,
And
Four-hundred-and-seven
Complaints of flogging a dead horse –
This horse shall soon be available in a ready meal near
You.

Oh, Thatcher, you were busy:
‘We are all Thatcher’s children’
The BBC concluded in 2004;
Denis must have been exhausted.
‘We are all Thatcherites now’,
Dave proclaimed last week;
‘Oh brave new world, that has such people in’t’.

So let us let Thatcher rest,
Let us not celebrate her death
Or proclaim her a national treasure,
But rather send sympathy for Mark and Carol.
Especially Mark
Who has a knighthood,
And really shouldn’t have been allowed out of the
House.

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