Friday 31 July 2015

God Save the Sheep

God save the sheep
baa aah.
Where would we be without them.
Who would lead if no one followed?
Why bother to whip up their storm of frenzy,
to feed them on blades of rumours 
ready to become knowledge, to become fact.
Baa aah. 
Say it again,
baa aah.
And only white sheep allowed,
of course.
No black or pink or purple 
to shatter the consensus.
Colours cannot be tolerated,
along with druggies and drunks
and survivors of abuse.
Oh dear me, no,
not appropriate here.
Baa aah
And suppose they stay? 
Baa aa aah
Plant their hooves in our cheap wet fields,
sneak inside our friendly flock
and contentedly munch
a thistle here, 
a spikey rush there.
Baa aah.
Drown them out
baa aah,
baa aah.
God save the sheep.

First published by Paper Plane Pilots, January 2015

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