FRIDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 2020
This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.
Which can be found by following the link below..
Today’s prompt ~ TRESPASSING IN PARADISE
TRESPASSING IN PARADISE
by John Yeo
Many official vessels from different navies
United in a common cause,
To stem a very sad tide.
A tidal wave of unfortunate people.
Fleeing their homelands
Through fear and persecution.
The United forces of the comfortable world,
Come together to save the lives
Of the refugees from oppression.
Crammed into unsafe vessels
Preyed on for profit by cheats and thieves.
Led to Death by drowning in cruel rough seas.
Divided by cause, culture and strife,
The refugees from hard pressed lands
Arrive to find salvation in a makeshift camp.
To ask for asylum and begin a new life
The saviours argue the point,
Divided by the situation of overpopulation.
Can this worldwide tragedy really be true?
In paradise there is much dissatisfaction.
Some people’s lives are seriously askew
Driving them to consider emigration,
Legal or illegal it’s not very nice,
To persecute people for trespassing in paradise.
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