“Refugees” – A Poem by Brian Bilston

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“REFUGEES” BY BRIAN BILSTON

THEY HAVE NO NEED OF OUR HELP

SO DO NOT TELL ME

THESE HAGGARD FACES COULD BELONG TO YOU OR ME

SHOULD LIFE HAVE DEALT A DIFFERENT HAND

WE NEED TO SEE THEM FOR WHO THEY REALLY ARE

CHANCERS AND SCROUNGERS

LAYABOUTS AND LOUNGERS

WITH BOMBS UP THEIR SLEEVES

CUT-THROATS AND THIEVES

THEY ARE NOT

WELCOME HERE

WE SHOULD MAKE THEM

GO BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM

THEY CANNOT

SHARE OUR FOOD

SHARE OUR HOMES

SHARE OUR COUNTRIES

INSTEAD LET US

BUILD A WALL TO KEEP THEM OUT

IT IS NOT OKAY TO SAY

THESE ARE PEOPLE JUST LIKE US

A PLACE SHOULD ONLY BELONG TO THOSE WHO ARE BORN THERE

DO NOT BE SO STUPID TO THINK THAT

THE WORLD CAN BE LOOKED AT ANOTHER WAY

 

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