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The Lost Souls of Trumpton

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They arrive, bellied and bearded. 
In a pack. 
Sure of themselves. 
Take a step back, they will hang you
Off lamposts.
We have seen it before.
Berlin in the war, South Africa, Missouri.
They never went away, 
They are always with us.

Vigilance, vigilance, vigilance. 
This good life is fragile.
Snarling, they come, hiding
Behind their thin veneers 
But it is as certain, as Mars 
Is to Venus
They will be back, bull whips trailing. 

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 birdie num num 09 Jan 2021
In reply to Heartinthe highlands:

Bunch of rednecks that Hugh, Pugh, Barney and McGrew

 mike123 09 Jan 2021
In reply to birdie num num: and as for cuthburt dibble and Grub ...

 Alex@home 09 Jan 2021
In reply to mike123:

Unemployment's rising in the Chigley end of town

 Rob Parsons 10 Jan 2021
In reply to Heartinthe highlands:

> They arrive, bellied and bearded. 

What - even the women?

In reply to Rob Parsons:

> What - even the women?

Seems to be the case, based on the photos from the storming of the Capitol. 

 Duncan Bourne 10 Jan 2021
In reply to Rob Parsons:

"Are there any women here at this stoning?"

"No." "No." "No"

 Rob Parsons 10 Jan 2021
In reply to AndyC:

> Seems to be the case, based on the photos from the storming of the Capitol. 

Just for poetical accuracy: the woman who got shot and killed didn't have a beard.

In reply to Rob Parsons:

> Just for poetical accuracy: the woman who got shot and killed didn't have a beard.

Very true. I was making a poor attempt at a joke based on not seeing any women at all in the photos of the crowd inside the building - if they were there, they were indistinguishable from the menfolk.

In reply to birdie num num:

> Bunch of rednecks that Hugh, Pugh, Barney and McGrew

Yep, the fire fairies are getting a right slagging on here!


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