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The Silenced Maid
"The Silenced Maid"

(With apologies to Thomas Hardy)

"Oh Julie,* my dear, this is quite a surprise!
To find you in Broadcasting House telling lies,
With a news slot at one and a chat show at three!" —
"O didn't you know I'd been silenced?" said she.

— "You left us in tatters and buckets were shed,
You were hounded off Twitter by trannies, you said,
Yet look at you now, getting prepped for TV!" —
"Yes: that's how we dress when we're silenced," said she.

— "I wish I had contacts, a column or so,
The PM on speed-dial, my own TV show!”
"My dear — a raw trans woman, such as you be,
Cannot quite expect that. You ain't silenced," said she.

* Note that other trochees are available.


Very well said.

Thank you.

Oh, that is quite good. Wow!

I'd just been thinking about "The Ruined Maid" in another context, and the applicability seemed too good to pass up.




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I think that's Kipling, isn't it? Happily, Mary Beard is perfectly safe.

It is- 'Danny Deever'.

Wonder what Thomas Hardy would have made of your effusion? :o)

I hope he'd have taken it in the spirit of the original!

No, I think it's Hardy who should apologize. Your scansion is superior to his.

You are too kind!

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:) Thank you!


Thank you. :)