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Could you be the Comment is free's poet laureate for the day? | Open thread


To celebrate National Poetry Day, we are holding our very own competition – please, woo us with your powerful poetry

Everyone is celebrating National Poetry Day: the illuminated advertising boards at Piccadilly Circus in London will display the words of the late Cornish writer Charles Causley, while the Canal and River Trust has elected its first "boating poet". Here at Comment is free we have decided opportunistically to get in on the act and hold a competition to crown our very own Comment is free poet laureate for the day.

The poems should be comment pieces in poetic form, which is to say they should be broadly political in nature. As you know, we may have to delete comments with too many expletives, so don't waste your precious creative energy on rhyming couplets about the new health secretary. Fire away!

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