Colonialist’s SONA 2020

(Everyone present to be greeted by name as a preamble including the team that cleans the toilets):

The State of the Nation is:


It has been decided to rename the Provinces.

Each will become a mini-State.

There will be:

Sad State (or Sorry State),

State of Anarchy,

State of Confusion,

State of Corruption,

Lawless State,

Hopeless State,

Failed State,

Terrible State,

Dreadful State.

Would you like to venture which province is best represented by each new State?

Before the address, a group of members in funny dress will utter repetitive inanities to see how long they can delay the start. They are such nonentities  that this is the only way they hope to be noticed.

Their theme tune will be:

‘Send in the Clowns’

Yes, send in the clowns. ‘Maybe they’re here,’ for sure.
The unruly mob in their defiant boiler suits. They should use them for a good spell of manual labour.
February 2029 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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16 Responses to Colonialist’s SONA 2020

  1. gipsika says:

    The state of the nation aside (… we can contemplate on that master move later 😀 * …) but that is such a gorgeous song! Last heard by a student in Dawie Couzyn’s singing studio, at a master class. Incredible.
    My sis had a little music box that played that song.

    * actually that is how music gives perspective. Everything passes, politics come and go… but music is immortal. Thank you Col, for that piece of immortality.


  2. Backwards world in a recently formed state of clarity?
    What a mess…(but red is always good for a power color – the problem is then everyone’s a powerful winner or whiner…I’m not known for spelling)


  3. sandomina says:

    Well, I thought these techniques we’re used only in my part of the world.


  4. Wonderlike vertolking van ‘n gunstelinglied!


  5. A sorry state of affairs, Col. 😱

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  6. Ian Hutson says:

    I was recently in a State of Undress. It was cold, but better than the State of Apathy.

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  7. Leslie, you are hilarious. It is a bit like watching a circus except that a circus is planned to entertain and not to disappoint.

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  8. SueW says:

    Very, very clever! I miss your wit when you’re not blogging.

    Liked by 2 people

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