Monday, 21 November 2011

For Thine is the Corporation

Our Saviour, who held property in scorn,
Was fast corrected at the Church's dawn.
Although he kicked the money-changers out,
These days we find them useful hereabout;
And thus we are committed to maintain
St Paul's for peaceful profit, in the main.
We're all for talk and tea-cakes, it is true;
But if the goon squad comes, what can we do?
Wringing our hands, we let the worldly arm
Protect our takings from excessive harm,
And trust the Corporation will not shirk
The doing of Lord Jesus' dirty work.

© Philip Challinor

Occupy London: eviction notices attached to tents outside St Paul's
Philip blogs at 'The Curmudgeon' - He insists, "You'll come for the curses. You'll stay for the mudgeonry." Philip is the author of a number of books.