Evincing patience is virtuous, so proverb claims
An idiom once steadfastly embraced by the proletariat
Instant gratification, though, now king in kingdom of the self-entitled
In vogue devices deemed a human right by the misguided
Even politics gives impression this is all a reality TV show
When phone lines open, vote using my on-screen number.
Do I deserve your ballot support? Probably not
It matters not though; a quarter hour later the winner disappears
Unless lesson taken, resurfacing 5 years hence, 25 lbs heavier
To yet again becoming a side-show for the prurient masses
Throw in a sob story, your participation is guaranteed for another week
Throw in the towel, Warhol’s 15 minute fame baton passes to Stoke bloke.
If one can’t prevail, another adage suggests to join ‘em
But I’ve had a word with Em and I’m not welcome on ‘The Voice’
Restraining orders scupper plans to croon for Midlands beauty
Black Eyed Peas geezer and Leeds fan Ricky dodge a baritone bullet
Maybe Ant & Dec can facilitate my quarter of an hour in the sun
It’s a thought, but I’ll not splash on the factor 20 just yet.