For A Few Pennies More (Sometimes/Arranged) by Petra Creffield

OK Let’s start with it
And how we gotta write out some shit
Cos sometimes this group, you know,  it can be arranged
And let’s be honest, things needed to be changed
My week has been a hell hole of shit
And maybe this is my only release,
To sit down and write about it…

Vent my spleen into rhymes and into words
Cos everything else just makes it feel worse
I’m sick of the fuckers in the world only looking to make you feel small
I’m sick of tick boxed bureaucratic numb-nuts filling in their endless forms
To decide if you are fit,
To decide if you are alright to jump through even more of their idiotic hoops

And we stoop

Bending ever lower
Trying to fit in boxes not made for any human to fill
Making you feel ill
As you bend and you try
You even cry
In front of them, like a fool

Hoping waiting for some humanity to be naked in her eyes
You smile, you agree at the soulless dead entity
You try to explain while she ticks all the wrong boxes
Condemning you to hardship for the foreseeable future
She may as well have kicked ya
While you’re down there anyway

But what choice but to see and agree
With all their fucking fucked up expectations
Go home, kick the dog in endless loop of frustrations
You know it isn’t right
You know, it is,
Every kind of wrong
But know you will be back next week to sing their song

For a few pennies more

Petra Creffield is a writer, photographer and teacher born in Leeds and currently living in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. She has written poetry since her teens and for the last 10 years has regularly performed her works at open mics, festivals and events in Brighton, Chatham and most recently in Holmfirth. Her work has also been published in ‘In Betwween Hangovers’ ‘Insight Magazine’ and ‘Ars Interpres International Arts Review Magazine’. In 2006 she self-published her first volume of poetry entitled ‘To All The Men I Have Loved Before’ and is planning this year to publish an updated version of the same title and also to write her first children’s story book.

Petra Creffield is a writer, photographer and teacher born in Leeds and currently living in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. She has written poetry since her teens and for the last 10 years has regularly performed her works at open mics, festivals and events in Brighton, Chatham and most recently in Holmfirth. Her work has also been published in ‘In Between Hangovers’ ‘Insight Magazine’ and ‘Ars Interpres International Arts Review Magazine’. In 2006 she self-published her first volume of poetry entitled ‘To All The Men I Have Loved Before’ and is planning this year to publish an updated version of the same title and also to write her first children’s story book.

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