Thursday, September 3, 2015

Listen to the People

Amusing, adjective: causing laughter or providing entertainment.
Deeply, adverb: far down or in; intensely (as a modifier).
Elastic, adjective: (of an object or material) able to resume its normal shape spontaneously after contraction, dilatation, or distortion; able to encompass variety and change; flexible and adaptable; noun: cord, tape, or fabric, typically woven with strips of rubber, that returns to its original length or shape after being stretched.

It is not amusing
Nor trendy to deflect
The blame to media
For mistakes made
Take the blame politicians
For it is deeply felt
Amongst  its citizens
That our government has failed us
Not only us 
But others who need them
To live and thrive

I cry tears of shame
That in making decisions that exclude
Refugees from our country
People have died
When that is how these officials families
Arrived somewhere in their ancestral line
It's simply
Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

The government’s elasticity is gone
If it ever truly existed
They are letting fewer people arrive
I cry tears and I’m shouting loudly
Let those people in
Share the wealth
Don’t let one more child die
Let them come and let them thrive
Canada is for multiculturalism
But sometimes it feels like
They’ve turned a deaf ear
Maybe it’s time
To turn a deaf ear to them?
And elect a government who listens

To the people.

©Sheilagh Lee September 3, 2015


  1. There has never been a mass exodus of refugees such as this since WW2. A very serious problem for the world indeed. The doors are being closed to them in western countries.ISIS must be stopped whatever it takes otherwise the exodus suffering death displaced people will continue.

  2. ISIS must be stopped but in the meantime we need to help these people who can't wait.