An example recently can be found in the various pressures felt through the movement of people in search of safety, economic advancement, or even pursuit of a life style choice.
One relatively unexplored perspective was raised in an article in The Independent, this week:
So many Brits now live abroad that they’re causing immigration debates. Oh, the irony. In an ideal world, every time your local racist started referring to that pesky problem of immigrants “stealing our jobs”, every British immigrant would appear, singing a heavenly chorus of: “Britain has more immigrants living abroad than India, China, Bangladesh, Poland and Hun-gar-reeeee!”
The article prompted me into producing a few lines of verse.
What shall we do about the Brits?
They take our jobs
Are idle slobs
And don’t like working down the pits.
What can’t they stay where they belong
Instead of taking up our beds
And living in our garden sheds?
The stress they cause us is all wrong.
Replies in verse or prose welcomed.