The Full Danish
You understand our sentiments:
We are soft as putty here.
Of course it is in self-defence
We count your rights so high, so dear –
Your wedding rings, your family snaps,
We shan’t take those. The rest, perhaps.
Of course, if you have quite a stash
Of coin, or notes, or IOUs,
We’ll snaffle most of it. Your cash
Must help to pay for what you use.
And if you’ve very pretty hair,
We’ll shave and save it. So, prepare.
If you arrive with foreign lingo,
Please leave it by the customs post:
If you are fond of God or Bingo,
Empty your hearts. What we like most
Are cyphers, single, strong and meek,
Who nod their heads and do not speak.
What’s strictly personal is yours –
We mean of course, your small effects.
The rest (please read the tiny clause) –
Your personality, your sex,
Your rights, your views, your savoir faire,
Your passport – please just leave them there.
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