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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.

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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!