OCG’s and County Lining

That despicable Street Corner Gang
from the South Side of the City…
has recently ‘Gone Country’.
We’ve just been informed
that they’ve ‘Cuckoo-ed’ two vulnerable adults
(One mentally ill, the other in a wheelchair)
in neighbouring Towns
20 odd miles West of here.
They’ve already got local 14 to 17 year olds
‘Trapping’ via Social Media…
and they’re ‘Shotting’
on skateboards,
at all hours of the night and day,
through the maze of back lanes.
A Lieutenant and two Foot Soldiers
were seen ‘Scouting’
a derelict Public House
just off the Old Road
which runs between both places.
My view is that they’re looking to ‘Squat’
(Possibly to ‘Manufacture’
but certainly for a safe place
to be nearer the criminal activity…
which is picking up pitch
and becoming livelier with each passing day).
We need this ‘County Line’
closed down immediately,
it’s ‘Smack and Crack’, fellas.
But first we need a mobile phone…
I want eyes on both buildings,
I don’t care what you have to pull him in for,
Driving Offences, Littering, Obnoxious Behaviour…
just get me a Main Player’s phone, right now!

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.