The European Union swells
Expansion has a meaning new
A distant peel of alarm bells
At borders refugees rush through.
Economic migrants in distress
Syrian cities empty out
Our consciences put to the test
Should we helping hands stretch out?
Rules and regulations flouted
Hordes of “passeurs” pockets line;
We all agree they should be “outed”
Their numbers increase all the time.
Europe’s dynamic starts to change
Trickles of arrivals grow
Social services arrange
As best they can to ease the flow.
Desperate families without men
Jobless, poor and in despair
Must be re-settled; where and when?
How much does Europe really care?
(c) Poet in the woods 2013