News, by Lesley Quayle

Facebook has fake news,
The glitterati make news
And Shamima Begum wants to come home.

Education is failing,
NHS ailing
And Shamima Begum still wants to come home.

Food banks are rife
And the poor have no life,
But Shamima Begum still wants to come home.

Criminals abound
With few police to be found
But Shamima Begum just wants to come home.

Rape, assault and upskirting
Hashtag MeToo’s not working
But Shamima Begum still wants to come home.

Fat cats just smirk
As the lowly paid work
And Shamima Begum just wants to come home.

Elites need no persuasion
To enjoy tax-evasion
But Shamima Begum still wants to come home

So fuck off Theresa and Jacob the Toff,
Nigel Farage and Boris, Call-me-Dave, just fuck off
And fuck off to Jeremy, Diane and John,
Anti-semites and Brexit, fuck off and be gone.

And fuck off Shamima, seems like you’re on your own
For Sajid the Almighty says you’re not coming home.

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Bio:  Lesley Quayle is a widely published, prizewinning poet, editor and folk/blues singer and, along with Stella Wulf, a founder of 4Word poetry press  See 4Word.org for full details.

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