Sunday, 2 June 2013

The immigration rant

I hope you're ready
That you're feeling brave
Today's the day
I have my say

I've held it in
I've bit my tongue
But that could only
Go on for so long

I have a lot
So much, to say
Because this issue's
Big in the UK

Stop blaming it all
On immigrants
Look closer to home
For deviants

It's not those
Searching a better life
Who threaten you
Your child or wife

They leave it all
Travel months on end
Come for work
Go if they're sent

Good people they're
Ambitious, Yes
But at least they try
To tidy up life's mess

We should welcome
Them one and all
Open our doors
Give them a call

These people know
What we neglect
We must work hard
To earn respect

They don't want gifts
They ask for nowt
Just safety to live
Their whole lives out

Our country's a mess
Look closer to home
Perhaps it's us
That should try and learn

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

one of the things i do in my government class is have my students take the citizenship test...pretty amazing how much they dont know but we expect those coming to our country to know..so i hear you on them understanding the things we oft take for granted...

Lisa Williams said...

Wonderful! I think many countries could learn from this.

Mary said...

I O hear what you are saying, Emma.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love your inclusive view of the world, kiddo. Yes, hard working people who just want better lives should be welcome. In North America, so many of us can trace our ancestry back to immigrants. My great grandma came from County Cork!

Mama Zen said...

Well said!

Vuong Pham said...

I can relate to this, my parents were refugees that came from Vietnam to Australia during the war.

Vuong Pham said...

I can relate to this, my parents were refugees that came from Vietnam to Australia during the war.

Vuong Pham said...

I can relate to this, my parents were refugees that came from Vietnam to Australia during the war.

Vuong Pham said...

I can relate to this, my parents were refugees that came from Vietnam to Australia during the war.

Vuong Pham said...

I can relate to this, my parents were refugees that came from Vietnam to Australia during the war.

Janet Karam said...

Enjoyed the galloping pae of this well- constructed poem- compelling and poignant.