A TRUE STORY by Ian Josephs

T'was the night before Christmas,the four children slept
The "ss" were coming,their mother just wept!
Five burly policemen soon broke down the door,
We've come for your children,we must take all four!
The "ss" have told you "keep perfectly calm"
Your kids are at risk of emotional harm!
So struggling and kicking and screaming with fright
Four little children went off in the night!
The mother sat weeping, her children were lost
Adoption the target, and don't count the cost!
The welfare of children, that is the thing,
And think of the cash that adoption will bring!