Brexit protesters outside Parliament. (Photo)‘Divorce – Brexit Style’ by Susan Jarvis Bryant The Society October 29, 2019 Culture, Humor, Poetry 10 Comments My husband posed his need to leave; a family vote was cast. The outcome brought me to my knees and left my heart aghast. Now, I’m a tad controlling – of that I will admit; “LEAVE” just means we’ll seal a DEAL for an amicable split. It pains my soul to tell you that my family is thick. The brightest one’s a bigot and a hod short of a brick. Their meagre education and imbecilic views have left them prey to hubby’s illusion-infused ruse. Another vote is what I need to set the blockheads straight. When they hear my side, they will decide on terms that I dictate. Meanwhile, my fees for leaving will escalate and soar, with bureaucracy so blinding he’ll steer clear of the door. I’ll spurn the date he’s earmarked to start a life that’s free and scorn and snub and spurn again until he stays with me. I intend to be insufferable – a shrew who digs complaining until my spouse drops his grouse in the interest of REMAINing! Susan Jarvis Bryant is a church secretary and poet whose homeland is Kent, England. She is now an American citizen living on the coastal plains of Texas. Susan has poetry published in the UK webzine, Lighten Up On Line, The Daily Mail, and Openings (anthologies of poems by Open University Poets). Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 10 Responses Rohini October 29, 2019 Delightful! I thoroughly enjoyed this. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant October 30, 2019 Wonderful! Thank you! Reply Mike Bryant October 29, 2019 I believe you have summed up the Brexit fiasco in eight hilarious couplets. As I read, I am anticipating the next internal rhyme or snigger. Really funny and beautiful! Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant October 30, 2019 Thank you, biggest fan! Reply Joseph S. Salemi October 29, 2019 This is a perfect depiction of the arrogance and insufferable elitism of the anti-Brexiteers. They are determined to obstruct the expressed will of the British people, who have voted to leave the corrupt and bureaucratically tyrannical E.U. — a disgusting Smiley-Face version of the Third Reich. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant October 30, 2019 You’re spot on, Mr. Salemi. Thank you for your perspicacious observation. Reply C.B. Anderson October 29, 2019 Susan, you might have dropped a metrical stitch here and there, but once again you’ve nailed it. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant October 30, 2019 Thank you, Mr. Anderson. Reply Brent Pallas November 4, 2019 Wonderful. Has the wit and tension of the best of Wendy Cope’s verse….even better in some ways. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant November 4, 2019 Thank you very much, Brent. I appreciate your comment for more than one reason: firstly, your insightful eye (it certainly lives up to your surname) and secondly, the Wendy Cope comparison. This gifted and witty poet is an inspiration of mine and I’m extremely flattered. You have made my morning! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.