(Submitted by: Linda)

Noisy night, unholy night,
None is calm, none is bright,
Yonder slatterns brats all run wild,
Their neighbour’s houses they all have defiled,
The riots never cease,
Nobody sleeps in peace.

Noisy day, horrid night,
Stereo quakes from left and from right,
The drumming’s heard both near and far,
Their neighbour’s lives they all do mar,
Christ, each days filled with dread,
Christ, I wish I were dead.

Nasty day, dreadful night,
Son of God rid me of blight,
My life here can no longer be faced,
Authorities stand, all in disgrace,
How to get out of this mess?
Do I become homeless?

The closing date for the NFHiB Forum Poem Competition was November 22nd 2004.

The Remit was: 1. Poems to be kept to a maximum of 250 words. 2. The competition was open to members of the NFHiB Forum Community only. 3. Poems to describe a past or current Neighbour From Hell (NFH) or the feelings, circumstances around a ‘NFH’ etc.