Poems of the Week

Dam Disgrace

by Steven Urquhart Bell

“The first baby beaver born in London for 400 years has been caught on camera…
helping its parents build their dam.”

I thought we’d said good riddance to the days
When little children barely out their prams
Were put to work in mines and factories,
But now there’s baby beavers building dams?

I hope the press and public have a fit,
And force the legislation to the test.
If one employer gets away with it,
It opens up the floodgates to the rest.