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Away In A Manger

Possibly a modern day take on what would happen if the nativity was today

Away in a manger
No crib for a bed
Summon the social workers
And flag up Ofsted
For it’s told that this baby
Might be slightly odd
For his mother is saying
That his Dad is called God

But God doesn’t exist
Says HM Revenue
For without national insurance
There’s not much they can do
Like collect any maintenance
Vaccinate him and check
That he goes into school
Not be a pain in the neck

Less the problems apparent
Of delusions and more
As a rumour on the street says
He’s gonna save all the poor
And rise to be king
Though as an outcast as such
So haul in a caseworker
Bring him back into touch

And ensure he develops
As a conventional boy
That doesn’t play with the Angels
But fisher price toys
Ensuring conformity
In the true light of day
So that this little baby
Lies sweet on the hay



The Safeguarders

They said they were the safeguarders
They said they would protect
They said they would ensure children
Would not be circumspect
To trouble or to bullying
To wanton hostile way
But sadly they subscribed to these
With drama on display

They blew out of proportion
The smallest little things
Their ego dancing all up front
To run around in rings
Their own agenda furiously
Perspectives all awry
And in the end they failed to care
To save them lest they die

They failed as their defender
They ceased to comprehend
They lost touch with reality
They failed to fix and mend
And took away their only hope
Their trust they did repel
So safeguarders?  Not likely more
Antagonists from hell

Child protection is an important part of life and each of us must play a vital part in safeguarding our children.  Being entrusted with the responsibility to step up to the mark cannot be taken lightly and requires respect, responsibility and care.  Those who don’t take this seriously or fail in their duty can cause untold misery and deprivation – getting it wrong is surely as bad as either not doing anything at all or being the actual antagonist.  We each, therefore, need to take up the gauntlet to ensure that we truly understand, care and genuinely work towards making each and every child matter with a mission to enhance the lives of our younger generation to give them a better tomorrow.  

A polite reminder that this blog operates a disclaimer policy regarding interpretation of text.  This is not written to point the finger at anyone specifically more so to highlight a vitally important aspect of child protection.