This Great Nation?

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I want to talk about something that's bothering me


Something that's being chipping away at our identity


 


 


Our national pride


That burning desire deep inside


To set ourselves apart


Whilst other nations collide


 


But it seems our best efforts


Are just plain misguided


Because this United Kingdom


Is a kingdom divided


 


A collective objective to make Britain great


But wait, Take a moment to contemplate


The effects of our self perpetuated prejudice and hate


 


The hypocrisy that reigns supreme


Somewhat akin to Hitler's Nazi regime


United we stand, one flag, one Queen


But with an underlying segregation


Separating people not borne of this nation


 


It's something I've always struggled to understand


Why the cultural melting pots of other countries stand hand in hand


Whilst ours stands divided And most of the time we don't try to hide it


Being outwardly vocal about our immigrant locals


Stealing our jobs as they come in by the boatfull


 


But seldom do we stop to question our views


We take them as granted and even worse news


We pass on our hatred to our kids and our friends


Not sure where it came from or where it will end


 


We complain that the Turks are all stealing our jobs


Or that the pikeys and bag heads are on the benefits rob


When niggers walk round in "intimidating" groups


And those goddam pakis don't respect our British roots


 


But ask yourself this, what would our great nation be


If not for additions from overseas


Our music, our food, our fashion, our cars


Would these be what they are if the Brits stuck to ours?


 


Why can't we admit that ethnic diversity is enriching our culture


Instead of picking at the carcass of a dying philosophy like a vulture


Hoping for a scrap of meat


A shred of evidence to avoid defeat


Something to get the nation united and up on their feet


Wanting them to fight for an issue...


 


That's all but beat


 


It's an outdated argument, no longer relevant


It's time we reset and formed a new covenant


One of acceptance, it's time we all faced


That we aren't seperate species, but one human race

Created: Apr 03, 2014

Tags: poetry, lyrics, free-verse

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