Listen to the pounding, of displaced persons feet.
The world trembles to the beat, of invasion they won’t meet.
It’s the destitute and fearful, who flee from their homes,
Bringing with them a spirit of steel, courage untold.
Touching hearts and minds of those they’ll never see.
Changing Government policies for future refugees.
The intellectual and the labourer stride side by side;
Facing together injustices, that decent man should not abide.
The ugly face of past persecutors, now mirrored in flouted laws,
Politicians need votes, so it’s the disadvantaged who take the fall.
Leaders and powerful people, who’s forebears years ago,
Were given hope and sanctuary, yet deny this to others now.
In Cyprus, a suckling babe, was stolen from its mother’s breast,
Was for the country, the authorities said, for the best!
Another, long term marriage, proclaimed a sham
Regardless of children and businesses they had;
This family was found, innocent as lambs.
For those who seek asylum, on Cyprus’s sunny shores,
Your Human Rights and European law,
The Immigration Department, chooses to ignore.