Ralph Warburton sent this poem which was an entry in the very successful Poetry Slam on Thursday at the Bridge Inn. It is by the Muse of Hankelow – Ann Jones.
It will be hard for fans of Marmite when we exit the E.U.
Will we afford soft French cheese, pain au chocolat and croissants too?
What will become of olives and that famous olive oil,
Which WE bought in small bottles, in the 60's, for our EARS!
Will YOU miss the saeurkraut, bratwurst and frothy german beer?
Are you fond of meatballs, smorgasborg and delicious Danish fish?
Do you fancy a drop of Madeira, or Madeira's famous cake?
Hummus, taramasalta, tzatziki, their loss will be very hard to take!
Edam and Gouda, now, surely they would be missed.
Who loves a nice cold Sauvignon Blanc, a Claret or Bordeaux?
Would it be back to Liebfraumilch, Blue Nun or the Mateus Rose
we drank with 'CHICKEN IN A BASKET' all those year's ago?
Will we miss the boxti and colcannon from our Irish friends?
There's even been a run on Comfort, Surf, Domestos, Lynx and a
Shortage of P.G. Tips!
Delicious Magnum, Knorr, Chicken Tonight, will they be no more?
Now, we are offered a huge range of exotic fruit and veg,
But soon, will the UK be flooded by G.M. Foods and cucumbers with legs?
Life will surely change and maybe with a thump!
Still, it will be better than our lives being governed by President Donald Trump!
Ed: Ann would not like readers to get the wrong impression – This not an official Hankelow entry, but Ann's own tongue in cheek submission.
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