Profit Clamping


‘Empty Car Park’ image from Wikimedia.commons
Ex policeman’s on his rounds,
prowling Aberystwyth’s grounds.

He’s sniffing through the inner zone;

he wants to catch you all alone.

Dare you break the madman’s rules?

Don’t you go and break his tools.

Better get your permit out –

save yourself without a shout!

If you want to be released,

you’ll need to find the golden fleece.

Go and clamp his best toy car –

bet his parts’ll drop afar!

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, Summer 1992

Source: This news article, brought back to mind a time when, as a student, my own car was clamped (during the holidays) for having the audacity to park in an ’empty’ car park which, unbeknown to me, was in a forbidden zone (designated specifically for the use of the non-present academic staff). This led me to retrieve and publish, the lyrics I wrote, at that time, as a vent for my fury.

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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