Tuesday, 2 March 2010

I'm not a Lady Mr N, I'm a Mother

Everyone’s Entitled To A Home

399 points to my 351
Her daughter has points
Three years in a hostel
“No way PRS”
Just like me
five years in my flat.
“A Somalian mother got a place
She’s only been here two years,”
she said.
“13 years I’ve lived here.”
I understood everything
but I felt myself getting angry.
Why my son has no points?
“13 years?” I said.
“I was born here.”

The title of this post refers to a comment by Mr N in the paper that carried my story. In it he says my son and I will not get a secure tenancy. The title of the poem (?) is the original one.

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