‘Brexit’ Poems

In this Notebook post, we feature some creative responses to the UK Referendum result to leave the European Union.


This is a true story (I read it yesterday)

by ‘Ruth’

 

so this guy, he’s a terrorist, right,

with a West Ham accent!

we can’t shoot him, he should go home

 

but there he is, claiming he’s got human rights:

got a cat, the cat would die without him,

– took it to the Court of Appeal, they said no,

you still need to go home,

but no – he went to the Top:

the European Court of Human Rights, that’s right,

can you believe it

and they said, fair enough, cat grief is real,

the cat could die

– you can stay.

 

So we’re paying ten grand per day – per day!

to keep this guy locked up,

with a TV, and a gym and his cat

and that’s why I’m out!

 


@brexit

by Jemma Neville

 

Referendum notification

Leaders have left the conversation

#noplan

Dislike

EU have been defriended

Angry emoji

Remain logged in

UK relationship status pending update

Scotland friend request

Share and comment

Favourite face to face

We’re having a moment

Whatsapp?

Insta-democracy

The draft folder empty

How can we un-tag

This ugly profile picture?

Many hits to the homepage

#migrateaccounts

Is there a ‘make us look less racist’ filter?

Mark as junk

Keep scrolling, searching

Block the 140 characters swiping to the right

Unfollow the selfies

Is the UK a parody account

Crowd-funded by fear and mistrust?

Slow thunderclap

Who has the reset password?

It’s been a while since EU last posted

Thumbs down

Confusion, panic, embarrassment is now trending

Warning – low battery remaining

Plug-in, recharge, disconnect

Brexit gone viral

Delete account

#sadface

 

 

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