Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Not Going Away…

15 Aug


It’s time once more to link up with Linda G Hill for her Stream of Consciousness Saturday thread and this week’s prompt is:

” “-ay.”  Find a word ending in “ay” and use it as the theme/subject of your post.”

{This post concerns our experiences with the appallingly administered and astonishingly badly organised UK Border Agency and is dedicated to Rhonda and Audrey, my wife and daughter. Please excuse the use of strong language, if you’ve ever had any dealings with government agencies, I’m sure you’ll understand}

Not going away.

The ones I love, from the USA,
Are with me now and they want to stay,
But the bureaucrats,
Are a bunch of twats,
Who only want families to pay.

The faceless people and officious tools,
Who tell you where to live or go to school,
Don’t give two shits,
If your life is in bits,
As long as you follow the rules.

They never stop with their power games,
Asking for documents and checking your names,
Not caring at all,
If your back’s to the wall,
And refusing to feel any shame.

Waiting and waiting, day after day,
Making us feel like we don’t have a say,
I’m telling you now,
Still strong and unbowed,
They will not take my family away.


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7 responses to “Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Not Going Away…

  1. domingosaurus

    August 15, 2015 at 22:46

    I wanted to tell you that I just happened to be listening to The Dead Kennedies when I read this, and that music went along with your words perfectly! (I have no idea what your taste in music is, or if you have any idea what that means, just know it is a HUGE compliment coming from me!) 🙂

    • dalecooper57

      August 15, 2015 at 22:48

      Was it Holiday in Cambodia?

      • domingosaurus

        August 15, 2015 at 22:50

        Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables. (I hope that’s cool.) 🙂

      • dalecooper57

        August 15, 2015 at 22:51

        A fine soundtrack, I’m honoured

  2. domingosaurus

    August 15, 2015 at 22:52

    You’re welcome!

  3. LindaGHill

    August 17, 2015 at 02:13

    Ha! Sounds familiar. But then again, things aren’t that much different here in Canada. Nice poem, Dale. 😀

    • dalecooper57

      August 17, 2015 at 06:09

      It’s a nightmare and I’ll be so glad when it’s all over, it’s like living in limbo. She can’t work, I’m having to support all three of us and the bloody government won’t even tell us when to expect an answer.
      It’s now been NINE MONTHS since they got here. Unconscionable, that’s what it is.


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