Thursday, November 27, 2008

Credit crunch - from bad to verse

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Credit crunch - from bad to verse

Last night poet Murray Lachlan Young came on the programme to discuss the role of the poet laureate - with current incumbent Andrew Motion - after the government's announcement it will seek the public's help to pick a new national poet.

And Murray chipped in with our economics coverage on the fall of High Street stalwarts Woolworths and MFI with his own ode to the credit crunch.

We'd like you to chip in too. By way of inspiration, here's Murray's poem:

Adios then Woolworths
Farewell MFI
Bon voyage the QE2
Now resting in Dubai
Back home the crunch is grinding
The dyno stores must fall
Each day another famous name is driven to the wall
So as winter comes among us
And thousands face the dole
Whilst Gordon shovels borrowed wedge into his giant hole
What is there to rely on?
Whilst politicians bitch and fight
Well, I suppose one thing is for certain we know
You're still assured a good old fashioned kicking if you venture onto Newsnight.

Click here to watch Murray's reading:

We know you're a creative lot, so in these dark times why not cheer us up with your own credit crunch verse by adding your thoughts here?

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