Villanelle after #MarRef

by Brendan Strong

Love won! Overcoming the spurious claims of breeding or buying, a daze of kink-spin!
Walking back to the office, unlikely music in a voice “Don’t give me the shit from a bull!”
Now we know we all agree that she loves her like he loves him like he loves her like she loves him.

Despite the roiling mulling, madly panicking, screeched mills churning dun waters thin
We fell in love with love, we voted love for all: defined love equal and full
Love won! Overcoming the spurious claims of breeding or buying, a daze of kink-spin!

Somehow surrogate defenders of children used children to get us fearing
I was distracted, raising my own kids, balancing the world with the cotton wool
Now we know we all agree that she loves her like he loves him like he loves her like she loves him.

In a country obsessed with stopwatch balance and a phobia of simple pins
I passed a French lady by a shop front shouting down her phone at a fool
Love won! Overcoming the spurious claims of breeding or buying, a daze of kink-spin!

Voices quiet as leading broadsheets cry “No! No one should sing!”
They wonder aloud if we understand the modern world’s push and pull
Now we know we all agree that she loves her like he loves him like he loves her like she loves him.

The people have sung, yet so-called silenced voices remain amplified and shrill
In my head that musical voice cries: “Don’t give me the shit from a bull!”
Love won! Overcoming the spurious claims of breeding or buying, a daze of kink-spin!
Now we know we all agree that she loves her like he loves him like he loves her like she loves him.

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