In the wake of these spot checks by the UK border agency in London, I wrote this poem to tell them that they do not do these abhorrent acts in my name or our name as a free tolerant country.
Inspired by Alex Andreou’s post on the Guardian.
‘Not in our name’
Any person with a heart would feel shame,
At the things done in ‘our name.’
Not in our name do you spot check on the tube,
Using prejudice to separate,
Those unwelcome in your eyes.
Not my eyes, not our eyes.
They are welcome to me!
Not in our name do you take us down this dark path,
Pitting neighbour against neighbour,
You make me feel untold shame,
At what you do in ‘our name’