‘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!



by Jemma Neville


Referendum notification

Leaders have left the conversation



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



The draft folder empty

How can we un-tag

This ugly profile picture?

Many hits to the homepage


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




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