Random thoughts, poems, jottings, and as it says, musings. About anything and everything!
Saturday, 5 September 2015
Abandonment They came seeking to escape; Stay: and women facing rape, Children killed on a whim, Here and there, a severed limb; Countries would take some in, Then the gates close. A din Goes unheard as shops looted; Armies march, uniform, booted, Bringing terror in their wake; Hear us, hear us, do not forsake, And exclude us, by all legal ways, Decide who comes and who stays; Facing an uncertain future, fear As the danger grows every near: The lucky ones came, in hope; Those left struggled to cope, Left homes, a rag tag, lost souls Seeking sanctuaries, the only goals; As war is writ large upon the land, They struggle on, this unhappy band, Wandering Jews of Europe, alone; Sigh of the dispossessed, the groan Of the weary, the threadbare clothes; And doors are shut, barred, they close; And they remain, and die, a killing For fear of all those people spilling Into other countries, a long shadow Where a chill wind comes to blow; Happen again? In Calais, Syrians flee From war torn lands, far over sea And the doors are shut once more; Taking in just a select few, no more; No lessons learned, our fellow man. And women, children: all to ban: And this is our crime, our greatest sin To say there is no room at our Inn.