Sometimes, things are better expressed in verse

All the Prime Minister wanted was funds for a garden shed.

The Garden Shed

(with sincere apologies to AA Milne)

 

The PM checked his Bunnings quote

Then went to ask his Treasurer

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If he could have some extra funds

To build a garden shed

 

For when Parliament’s not sitting

He thought it rather fitting

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He fix things around the Lodge

“And in the garden too,” he said

 

The Treasurer said, “Hmm, maybe

But I better ask my deputy

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I’ll send him a text message now

Before he goes to bed.”

 

The deputy soon answered

“Go and tell Prime Minister

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I’m not sure we could justify

Some funds to build a shed

‘Cos all the PMs nowadays

Use handymen instead.”

 

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So then the trusted Treasurer

Reported to Prime Minister

“Speaking of the funds you need

To build your garden shed

It seems that PMs nowadays

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Use handymen instead.”

 

The PM said “Oh, come on, sport”

And then he said “It’s not a rort

I only want a few more funds

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To build a garden shed”

“No-one,” he said

“Could call this extravagant

If all I want is extra funds

To build a garden shed!”

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The Treasurer then said wearily

And then a little cautiously

“Maybe I could find funds you need

But I suggest, perhaps

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Because it’s not quite in the rules

We best keep it under wraps.”

 

The PM jumped up eagerly

And shouted loud (and cheekily)

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“No-one” he said

Could call me extravagant

For all I wanted was

Some extra funds to build a shed.”

 

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