Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Historical Controls

Our sympathies of course, but we cannot,
In spaces where true Britons take their ease,
Permit a monument upon this lot
To those who might have come as refugees.

Let no-one claim, though, that we would not douse
The flames of hatred: why not put up, say,
A plaque in Fleet Street, or at Northcliffe House,
Commemorating those we turned away?

© Philip Challinor

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Philip Challinor posts fiction, satire and assorted grumbles at http://thecurmudgeonly.blogspot.co.uk/ His longer fiction is available at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/challinor07