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Notes on Applying for Permanent Residency in the United States: Please Refer to Section c8-111

Bureaucrat's wonderland, admin sensational!
Dealing with legions of forms immigrational
Fill 'em out, print 'em out, copy each copy 
Certify, verify, check it's not sloppy
Ensure that your mug-shots' dimensions abide
By strict regulations, for proof bona fide
Designed to deter and deny the defrauder
Tho' he is from England, not South of the border
Questions for terrorists, questions for spies
Questions for arms dealers (unsavoury guys):
“Do you like bombs and explosive devices?
Do you sell drugs at unbeatable prices?
Are you a Communist, socialist slut?
Do you intend hiding crack up your butt?
Your shotgun's permitted (so long as you've brought her
For wasting wild bison and Indian slaughter)
Hoping to join the best nation on earth?
Show me your balls and certificate of birth
(Not just the awesomest, also the wealthiest
And if you have money, we're even the healthiest)”
Fingerprints, medicals, primary screening
Interviews, vaccines and queries (well-meaning)
“Tho' thousands of dollars you've paid for this pleasure
Now enter and exit our country at leisure”

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  1. Date: 11/30/2011 10:50:00 AM

    Wot an entertaining read! This poem is hilarious in the jaded way it speaks of harsh truth. Well written.
  1. Date: 11/30/2011 4:59:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Daniel. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol
  1. Date: 11/29/2011 5:54:00 PM

    And submit it all to the redundancy office of repetition.
  1. Date: 11/29/2011 5:19:00 PM

    Sure sounds like a lot of trouble to me. I hope you think it's all worth it. Love the poem. Kim

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