Rocking Carol, by Sue Millard

The version according to St Donald, 2018
..
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not fuss.
Your Mama wants to become one of us.
We will rock you, rock you, rock you.
We will rock you, rock you, rock you.
Soon our rhythmic marching beat
will out-stamp her weary feet.
,.
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not fret.
Donald tells us you’re a threat.
We will mock you, mock you, mock you.
We will mock you, mock you, mock you.
Do not use your infant smiles.
We are wise to migrant wiles.
..
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not call
While we build our border wall.
We will block you, block you, block you.
We will block you, block you, block you.
Soldiers face you at the gate;
we won’t let you immigrate.
..
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not stir
While the helicopters whirr.
We will shock you, shock you, shock you.
We will shock you, shock you, shock you.
Keep you from our US fields
with tear-gas, guns and riot shields.
..
Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do not fight
For we are the Christian Right.
We will blame you, fear you, hate you,
We will shoot you, gas you, beat you.
We will keep you out if we can;
You are not a rich white man.

Planning ahead by Sue Millard

The first thing to do when we win

is to kill all the poets.

We don’t want anyone to listen

to people who say what they must say

regardless of personal benefit.

 

Next, get rid of

the love-thy-neighbour clergy

and of liberal thinkers.

We can’t be doing with fairness

or social conscience; they drain

money to oiks who aren’t fit to work.

 

Doctors, nurses, academics,

and scientists of all flavours

we can simply deprive of funds

except under strict supervision

and a signed commitment

to practical outcomes.

 

Against actors with public faces

we can send in the newspapers

who will hack their private phone calls

while salivating at the promise of dirt.

 

Pundits and spin-doctors

we can keep on our side

with an offer of payoffs

and a hint that we hold

private and personal data.

 

As for political opposition,

we can fragment it with leaked

lists of malcontents within their party –

that will prevent concerted action

until we have redrawn the boundaries –

while, in the House, we can rely

on cheap theatricals, and shouting,

and a sympathetic Speaker.

If all else fails, invoke ancient protocols

to suffocate the conscience of the Lords.

 

Oh! And remember – on social media

Photoshop will be our friend.

 

Sue Millard
www.jackdawebooks.co.uk/SueM.htm