Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe

(or, Sonnets for The Cradle Will Rock)

Jack and Gilles went up Parliament Hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Gilles came tumbling after.

Up Jack got and home did trot
As fast as he could caper;
And went to bed to mend his head
With vinegar and brown paper.

Gilles came in and he did grin
To see his paper plaster;
Mother Superior vexed did whip him next
For causing Jack's disaster.

Now Jack did laugh and Gilles did cry
But his tears did soon abate;
Then Gilles did say that they should play
At sesame see-saw across the gate

Berte, ma mEre l'Oye