True-Blue Lady for Napo 14

Napo 14 prompt is to write a sonnet
I wrote this a while ago but have revised it several times today. 

True-blue Lady

She came when she was truly needed.
Like most politicians, she went too far,
curdled the milk of human kindness
into the soup of wannabe riches.
Her me-first society found new ways
to wrest from the have-nots,
give more to the haves.
There is no middle way to paint her,
she is celebrated or reviled.
A monstrous ego with a handbag,
or clever, robust, gutsy lady?
No lukewarm adjectives apply.

The pits are gone – miners on the bier –
go ask about her in South Yorkshire.


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10 Responses to True-Blue Lady for Napo 14

  1. Mike Patrick says:

    They are all the same.


  2. Gloria says:

    Being from the other side of the pond, I’m not as familiar with the lady, but she sounds very much like too many of our politicians here. My favorite line was, “A monstrous ego with a handbag,” Good one Viv!!


  3. andy sewina says:

    Too true, if you went to South Yorkshire, they’d tell you that Maggie Thatcher’s got a lot to answer for. Not to mention bus deregulation… I could go on!


  4. Judy Roney says:

    What a great sonnet. I especially enjoyed”curdled the milk of human kindness
    into the soup of wannabe riches.” Great job!


  5. Tilly Bud says:

    I love the idea that it’s all about perspective.

    I remember this one and I like it even more second time around.


  6. I wonder who you could be talking about… 😉


  7. 1sojournal says:

    She must really get around, cause I’m pretty sure I know her. Great description, Viv,



  8. “A monstrous ego with a handbag.” So well said!


  9. cloakedmonk says:

    Hmm. I think I’ve met this lady. Wonderfully expressed!


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