Sunday, 06 February 2022 20:28

The Hoolibums' Picnic

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The Hoolibums' Picnic

The Hoolibums’ Meeting
after The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

by Rip Bulkeley

If you go down Downing Street today
You’re sure of a big surprise
If you go down Downing Street today
You’d better brush up your lies
For every rogue that ever there was
Will gather there for certain because
Today’s the day the Hoolibums have their meeting

Every Hoolibum at the top is sure of some juicy crack
There’s lots of premier cru to sup and gourmet cheeses to snack
Beneath the trees where nobody sees
They’ll quaff and quip as long as they please
That’s the way the Hoolibums have their meeting

Meeting time for Hoolibums
Those Hoolibums are having a laid back time today
Spin-doctors and panjandrums
See them chortle on their wicked way
After dipping their greasy snouts
Then pause to swear and shout
Or whimper Fee Fi Fo Fums

In February the Lords and the Commons
Will send them home to stay
’Cause they’re bent, crooked Hoolibums

If you go down Downing Street today
Watch out for unfriendly drones
If you go down Downing Street today
You’d better not take your phone
For every rogue that ever there was
Will gather there for certain because
Today’s the day the Hoolibums have their meeting

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Rip Bulkeley

Rip Bulkeley recently edited Rebel Talk: poems from the climate emergency, which is published by Extinction Rebellion Oxford and can be ordered from all good bookshops.