Literary Unlocking

003 – Shameful Diversion

Shameful Diversion

Have you ever seen anything worse?
Than the fucking BBC In a boat?
Watching a group of scared men and women
Bailing seawater to keep themselves afloat.

What does our proud broadcaster do?  Do they help?
Do they lift them onto their own sturdy deck?
Or do they just point their cameras and hope for the worst
That those risking their necks will be wrecked.

So who here’s the biggest threat to our lives?
The desperate souls afloat on the seas?
Or is it those with so little humanity 
That they’ll offer no help, with no hint of unease

Are these brave travellers the ‘dangerous criminals’?
Described thus by our blustering PM
Or are they perhaps ‘following the instincts of every parent’?
Which our cabinet deemed fine when it was one of them.

It’s just a diversion.  This isn’t news.
Look away – ignore it – discount.
They want us discussing migration again
So we won’t hold Johnson to account.

(c) 2020 The Sixty Second Scribe

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