Monday, 10 August 2015


We are becoming
An island fortress
Of barbed wire coasts
Border police and violence
Arrest and discrimination
Living in constant fear
Of a never ending unknown
A threat that fingers its way
Into our privacy
Where everyone else
Is a potential enemy
And source of danger
While as individuals
We develop prickles
To keep the world at bay
Firewalls disconnect
From our personality
And our humanity
War-fleeing refugees
Are marauding swarms
While the sick and vulnerable
And victims of violence
Are the feckless workshy
Thus our fabled British values
Can be summed up
"Hold what you have
Fight to keep it
And damnation
To the rest of the world"

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