May 2015 (5)

21 May 2015 at 13:17 (Poems/Poetry) (, , )

PUSHING A BILL WORKED HARD ACROSS THE COUNTER
people do not mock
wherever I pass through
do not sneer at
flattened vowels
hard pronounced ‘th’

yet I didn’t know they contribute
to their community
by committing the equivalent of a social rape
until heard them chant on a street
go back home Poles
I loathe not where I’m from
do they try to make me?
their blessed crime
venial, mortal, original
goes around alive and well

in theory everyone is equal
here the code of conduct is a public bar
with men pissing out the good
for the bad outweighs all
especially after a sixth pint (19th May 2015)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32686955
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32816454
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32823133

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