Poem tae a rat
(Mr Key yesterday revealed he'd personally
blocked recreational drug testing done on rabbits, but was
open to using rodents.
"If it was a rodent, a rat, then I
think most people would probably accept that as a step that
you could take," he said on Firstline this morning.)
tae a rat
( apologies to Robert Burns)
sleekit cowrin, timrous beastie
O, what a panics in thy
Thou maun needs awa right hasty
He'll nae be laith to rin an' chase
Wi murd'ring prattle!
comin' aye unsympathetic
wi his smouldrin synthetic
tae test his shite on thee!
Had thou been a wee scrap
wi langer ears and fuller figure
he'd nae fash
Had thee a but a furry scut
frae thy butt
Thou'd be safe an soun!
the ignorant hae
lang had habit
tae hate rat an luv the rabbit
Ratty, thou art no thy lane
in bearin' politicians
the present only toucheth thee
Och rat, I
backward cast my e'e
On Tory prospects drear
Labour, tho I canna see,
I guess an'
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