A Modern Pardoner's Tale

Three fools from Blighty - Matt, Dimwitty,
and Boris - thought they could kill death.
Devising plans devoid of pity,
to give someone, one more last breath.
Perhaps a worthy undertaking,
apart from the stupid mistaking
of point for pointless.  Thus, our knaves
embarked upon making us slaves.
As covid was waxing and waning,
they spread fear by a false measure
and, squandered the nation's treasure.
They shut the NHS, explaining:
your cruel, needless sacrifice
to give us kudos, may suffice.
Written by AnonymousBystander
Author's Note
A Pushkin sonnet re-telling Chaucer's The Pardoner's Tale, an idea from the Spectator Magazine (8th May 2021, Lucy Vickery's column)
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