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
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
A poem about accidental leadership.
First smile, first practice
Future King. (more…)
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