Poetry Corner

On the retirement of Carwyn Jones

With apologies to E.J. Thribb (aged 17½) and his organ

So. Farewell
Then Carwyn Jones,
You were the
Third person to be
First Minister
Of Wales,
A position you held
For nine years
Until deciding
To step down
In order to
Spend more time
With your family.

Since announcing
Your intentions
Back in April
You have been de-mob happy,
Betraying Wales,
Sabotaging devolution,
Appearing at an inquest
And growing a fetching
White beard.

Your legacy is clear:
Lots more asthma inhalers
In Port Talbot,
St Athan
And Rhoose.

Now you can relax,
Play a bit of golf with
Your cronies
At Southerndown Golf Club,
Go bird-watching
(The feathered variety!),
Enjoy the occasional
Pint of real ale,
Do low-key charitable works with
Bridgend Rotarians,
And count your huge pension.