Staying afloat 

We said
Don't let them in.
You said
But they can't swim.

You said
They're dying on the shores
We said
But they're coming to wage a war
We said
They would bring the whole lot
But you said
You are a bigots
We said
They're forming an army
You said
We were barmy!

Who's barmy now?
It was you who allowed,
For them to come in 
And smash us from within!
With the peacefuls here,
At which we now fear...

We said 
Shut the floodgates!
You said
There is no debate!
We said
Look after our own.
You said
You reap what you sow!
You said
We bombed their lands
We said
They will bring their commands
We said,
That wasn't us
You said
There's nothing left to discuss!
We said
They will bring their way
You said
You need to pay
For what you have done! 

But they're sending their sons! 

You said
They were victims
The streets then turned crimson
It was the city of romance
It was you
Who made us take that chance!
Whilst people were in shock
You began to mock!
We were still mourning the dead
Whilst they
Were planning more bloodshed!

It was on Merkel's orders
To break the borders
We said they wanted slaughter
And to rape your daughters
But you compare us to nazis!
Whilst they're killing
The Yazidis!

It's now every week, 
But you are still asleep
Soundly in your beds
Whilst we count the dead...
Maybe it will take your own
To take back 
"You reap what you sow!" 

It's all in their book
You could still take a look
Don't say we didn't warn you
When it's your daughter,
Or your own son,
Who has THAT gun
aimed at his head!
Will it still all be misread? 

What will you do?
Will you stop it coming true? 
If we say don't let them
Will you still say?

They can't swim.

In tribute to the people - 
who died in the name of Allah this week.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Simon gilchreest says:

    Beautifully thought out words JA which reflex and mirror the true reality with which we are facing.


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