You avoid the car and take the train
As roads are dodgy in the rain
But now we hear all is not well
With guns aboard, it's merry Hell.
Safety, sadly has been lax
Life-threatening on transborder tracks
With porous crossings, Schengen seems
The harbinger of nightmare scenes.
Checks and red tape, an armed guard?
Such uncertainty is hard
To gauge – white knuckle time
Quick-thinking those Marines – sublime!
Surveillance cameras everywhere
Personal freedom now is rare
Behind locked doors we'll sit and quake
Why is this world so choked with hate?
(c) Poet in the woods 2015
On 21st August