Francis Duggan

Those Affected By Xenophobia - Poem by Francis Duggan

Those affected by xenophobia not rare and not hard to be found
In fact in large numbers they seem to abound
Always waving their national flags in every national parade
It is mostly from those who cannot embrace difference that national heroes are made

Many of those affected by xenophobia that they are not racist will try to have you believe
But with their words themselves they only deceive
Xenophobia and racism in people who take nationalism to the extreme
And no shortage of their sort nowadays it does seem

Those affected by xenophobia in their ways are so small
They believe on a fair go for themselves and their own kind but not on a fair go for all
In their minds those of different nationality and race are those they should fear
And of a multicultural society they do not wish to hear

Those affected by xenophobia of change live in dread
Their heroes of their own kind and most of their heroes are dead
A fair go for themselves and their own kind is their idea of a fair go
And everyone not of their kind they see as a foe.

Topic(s) of this poem: xenophobia

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 23, 2016

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