POETRY

 

DYSUNITEDNATION
FOR BABI BADALOV

'everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy, in other countries, asylum from persecution'

Article 14: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

in great great britain

land of hope and glory

land of the royal fairy tale story

patrol your borders obey their orders

but we spend £15 million on one trident alone

but close our hospitals and moan

at asylum seekers taking our money

our homes our jobs our liberty

lets lock em up before they destroy our economy

"ssssseeeeeeeeeee

we're valleee people we aint no racists

but if they cum yer you'll get ower fists"

in great great britain


this dysunited nation of red. white. and. blue.

of white male bigotry and children learning through

sun headlines and telegraphed lies

cameron proclaims  farage denies

as refugees die in front of our eyes

as girls are stoned for falling in love

and men castrated for the forbidden touch


patrol your borders obey their orders

but we welcomed hitachi aiwa toshiba and lg

we worship costa mata and  fellaini

yet we spit at frightened refugees

i propose that next time a politician or anybody mentions

the words detention and refugee

so casually-

i will ask them to look in my bible-

the dictionary

where they will see that refuge is the word before refugee

and detente comes before detention

and asylum means place    of    protection

so-

ignore their orders destroy all borders;

ignore their orders destroy all borders;

 

PUBLISHED WORKS

 

DARKNESS IS WHERE
THE STARS ARE

The book that had Stephen Green and Christian Voice on their knees praying for the redemption for the author. Personal whispers and societal screams.

'These poems engage
and enrage'
– Peter Tatchell

 

FUSE

Selected poetry and the full text of Everything Must Go & Unprotected Sex.

'Very powerful stuff'
– Harold Pinter