RSS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Not Going Away…

15 Aug

image

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.

#SoCS

Pingback to Linda G Hill.

Advertisements
 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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.

       

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Little Fears

Tales of whimsy, humour and courgettes

JOHNNY SPANGLES

The random thoughts of a very rotten potato on travel, art, sport, bad dogs, good cats and other fake news...

The Lessons

that time forgot to teach

SOZ SATIRE

The Best of British Bullshit

Step-Parent's Sanctuary

The Stories Behind those (not so) Perfect Family Photos

Ellenbest24

words and scribble.

sloppybuddhist

hedy bach photography mixed stories and music

Isabella Morgan

Opinions not otherwise specified

A Life in Transition

Poetry & Fiction

The Bee Writes...

.... don't expect anything...not even the unexpected...

Author Kyle Perkins

The latest and greatest of my documented daydreams

Luca Sartoni

Protector of Asynchronicity at Automattic

ONE MORE SHOT PLEASE

Immortalize Every Moment. Express With Panache.

Pages That Rustle

The journey from words to stories.

trickyemotions

For your mind only!

Waruni Anuruddhika

Film and photography

An Artist's Path

A space for creative seekers.

3nions

Learn WordPress & SEO from the beginning...

Tyler Charles Austen

Foul mouthed, Queer and Angry

balloonfacetrace

The facepainting and balloon twisting lady

Jamaica Ponder

...only a little bit famous

Art by Rob Goldstein

There is no common truth

Kristin King Author

True Story...

bluchickenninja

graphic designer // bibliophile // geek

thegirlwhofearoblivion

To Share, To Connect, To Create, To Inspire.

unbolt me

the literary asylum

swo8

Music means something

Broken Castles

Shattered long ago...

Joshi Daniel Photography

Images of People Photoblog

iamthemilk

Every day I'm jugglin'.

The Write Project

"The answer is to write." - Richard Rhodes

b e t u n a d a

I'm interested in THE GLUE BETWEEN THINGS. "Back on planet URTH" i search for and study desert wombats and inukThingies (they're like inukshuks) while rambling in the high desert of western Colorawdough.

Seabornen

enthusiast photography

bizchair.wordpress.com/

Stop Yearning, Start Earning

Sass and Sauce

A dash of sass, a dollop of sauce!

The Dissatis Faction

An immersive curation of culture for artists and wanderers of the web

A Whispered Wind

The Works of Lori Carlson

A Momma's View

My thoughts about homeschooling, health and fitness, being an expat, kids and just life in general. My personal Lifestyle Blog!

%d bloggers like this: