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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.

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.