Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Yes We Can't!

I got sent this poem the other day which succinctly sums up S59 and the governments latest window dressing!

Yes We Can't

We have a law which says you can't

But we say why can't we

As parents do what we know best

In our democracy.

To smack a child is not assault

When c'rection he demands.

It's for his good we lay the hand;

A better law commands.

But Nanny says you must desist;

It's harmful to the child.

Just let him scream, and bite and hit;

Don't let yourself get wild.

Comes Nanny then to comfort Mum

"We know it's hard to stop.

The law will not be dealt to you.

We've told the local cop.

So then you can and then you can't;

A smack is no big deal.

Assault it is, but we won't look."

Mum's answer is: "Get real."

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