It’s:
’us-white-Brits’
cosy on sofas
remote controlling
and remote controlled
by this or that mediated reality,
all clap-happy
with precious pensions,
‘personal’ prejudices
plural properties,
seasonal pruning,
and heating allowances,
VERSUS
refugees bereft
escaping countries hot with war
fleeing in fear of fires started
by others’ ’needs’
fueled by desires
exacerbated by ads
they drown in cold seas
while greedy,
mendacious,
unscrupulous and competitive
editors and so-called ‘politicians’
redraw them as pariahs,
spectres, scroungers
seen dimly as ’hordes’
“coming here” to “steal jobs”
and unsettle ‘security’
RESULTING in
‘Brexit’ nihilism,
meaning more and more for the few
less and less for the many
nurturing an endless
UKIP/Tory dominance
an increasingly Right Wing land
where those championing
compassion, inclusivity,
sharing, caring, generosity
and a long-term,
intelligent,
considered and optimistic
social view
are ridiculed
made unwelcome
made to feel ‘home’-less,
surplus to the requirements
of this mind-shrinking
fast-sinking,
Old, old England

V E R S U S