Concentration camps

Drafted in 2005, finished in 2016. Not published.

We could have done it better
we could have done it nice
we could have done it earlier
which would be twice as nice.

We might have listened to the elders
we might have listened to the young
we might have woken up much sooner
and included everyone.

We should ask why it happened
find out who’s pulled the string
shutting out the strangers, when
we should have let them in.

Why did we let it happen
can we settle up the score
we can see that they’re hurting,
in need and they’re poor.

We should not let it happen
we should stop it in its track
we must welcome refugees
and give the Liberals the sack.