LES GILETS JAUNES
They made the news some little while ago. Les Gilets Jaunes or Yellow Jackets as it translates.
They emerged in 2018, protesting about something or other. But you can’t take French street protests too seriously when they happen every other day. It might have been over pension reform or air traffic control or lorry drivers or the price of frogs’ legs – it’s all pretty incomprehensible to anyone not French.
But I have to confess that I have now joined their ranks.
I’ve witnessed Gilets Jaunes as they protest on my TV
Blethering on and wrauping on les rues de gay Paris
Was it over pensions, poissons or their liberte?
So frequent I lost interest, I confide;
But maintenant I wear one too and though it is too small
I wear it sans embarrassment and hold ma tete up tall
As Volunteer Steward at a Vaccination hall;
I wear my Gilet Jaune with English pride.