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"Wixii qoran baa quruumo hadhee, muxuu hadal qiimo leeyahay." Somali
 
"Words fly, but scripts stay - for centuries." English
 

A refugee week poem: The journey

  Refugees are a fact of everyday life today. They come from all over the globe and mainly live in developing countries. Their story is one of hardship, misery and courage in the face of adversity. One cannot help, but be humbled by the stories of courage and immense patience as refugees flee their homes and spaces they love to start anew elsewhere far from their heart, culture and those they love. Many would have us believe that these people are only after exploiting the developed nations’ benefit systems and hide under the banner of refugee while seeking economic advantages. This is a misguided and false accusation that is intolerable. Refugees deserve better treatment and welcome especially in those nations that claim to champion Human Rights. Continue reading…the Poem to come

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Poem: Home?

A poem about forced migration

   
Just a young woman,

Proudly walking through her streets,

Calm and at rest.

Suddenly that freedom is stripped from her,

Now she’s running with her children away from bombs.

Only hearing the cries of her people,

She walks day by day night by night.

Trying to find a safe place for the night.

The horror her eyes see

As her home is DESTROYED! Read the rest of the Poem

Curad (first born): A poem

A poem about accidental leadership.

First born,

First loved,

First child,

First pain,

First smile, first practice

First Prince,

Future King. (more…)

King of the Endz

 

A poem based on research and conversations with former drug dealers.

 
My mum says I am a dealer

My boys say I am the man

Mum says I am a disgrace

Boys say I am the boss

My mum says study

But my teacher knows I am not going anywhere.

My mum shouts change

But what other choices are there? Continue reading