Sunday, 24 June 2018

Melania Visits the Children of Migrants

She made the effort
to get up and catch a plane.
She wanted to be seen

to care about these children.
Her husband had insisted
they must be caged

away from their parents
despite their screams and tears.
How can I help?

said the compassionate lady
and she told the children
Be kind and nice to others, OK?

She made no attempt to hide
the message her coat displayed
as she turned her back

to board the plane home:
I really don’t care, do u?
She wasn’t thinking about that.

© Sue Norton

Melania wears 'I really don't care do u?' jacket on migrant visit

Sue Norton has had poems published in various magazines. She was a prizewinner in the 2017 Rialto/RSPB Nature Poetry competition.