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Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas
nor sheep for the greater Eid –
if they knew what's in store they'd be out of the door
in a seasonal stampede.

But they stuff themselves for slaughter
until it’s too late to plead
that they would have concurred had their fate been deferred
by our calling off The Big Feed.

I suggest it would be much more moral
and a more justifiable deed
if we roasted instead (with a routine tear shed)
politicians. Or bankers. Agreed?