18 December is International Migrants’ Day

It’s not a good time for immigrants and refugees


As the UK and the US 

want to close their borders

And the bigots on the far right 

try to spread disorder

As the NHS now flounders, 

the workforce diminished

And politicians vie for power 

with Brexit still unfinished

As hate spreads on the internet 

against Muslims and Jews

And a political party

can flaunt its racist views

I wonder will we ever 

learn from days gone by

I hope the world sees sense

Before it’s too late to try