Britain was an object of desire

The fair and pleasant land

Invasion from the continent

Romans held command

Then the Anglo-Saxons

Viking settlement

Alfred and the burning cakes

And then the Normans sent


People are still invading

Could be a compliment

People seeking paradise

On the coast of Kent

Away from troubled countries

Away from poverty

Risking all in little boats

To find a liberty


Meanwhile native settlers

Argue among our selves

We cannot organise our world

In have and have not hells

The drivers of efficiency

Want to make the case

But like those driver only trains

We lose the human face


Brian Fahy

12 January 2023


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