In honour of National Poetry Day, Samantha Crilly has provided a moving poem from her debut book Hope through Poetry. Launches 10th October, available for presale now.
Welcome to Society
Hello and welcome to society, we hope you enjoy your stay
We will make it as relaxing as possible as long as you do things our way
First of all and most importantly, make sure you fix up your exterior
If you slack at any point we will soon make you feel inferior
Secondly your life will be controlled by pieces of paper,
We will count it up and decide how important you are later
Thirdly, we want you to make your time here look as perfect as possible
Even if you’re having a bad day this is not optional
Fourthly make sure you post everyday on social media
One is fine at first, but we’ll soon get needier
In fact we can guarantee we’ll be getting greedier and greedier
Oh and In terms of your meals
We tend to advertise things to make you ill
Keeps our drug company’s going if you will
Trust us the more pills you pop, the better you’ll feel ……..
Lastly, just so you know, our planet is on its way out
But it has to keep up with our needs so that’s not something we talk about
So good luck and we hope everything is clear
Oh and don’t smile too much, people will think you’re weird.