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Stepping on the big ship

Not knowing how long the trip

Waving goodbye to everyone behind

Hoping to meet people that are kind

But things did not turn out that way

Though they were granted permission to stay

Some couldn’t access services, others deported

After serving the British armed forces, they were still not supported

Discrimination and carelessness by the Home Office in Britain

An environment of hatred, does this not make you sicken?

But they still persevered and enriched the economy

Through music, art and cuisine, which gave them their autonomy!


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Stephen Gospage

Sat 15th Jun 2024 08:23

Thank you for this poem, Aisha. This was a scandal and you describe it concisely and effectively in rhyme.

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Landi Cruz

Fri 14th Jun 2024 19:21

Sadly, I've packed the book away, but this reminds me of some relatively recent reading of a book by Yuval Noah Harari mentioning collective subjectivity where he states that all of our institutions are fictions through which we facilitate cooperation with one another.

Personally, I believe his account to be true. Furthermore, I hope this means we will eventually find an answer to cooperation that surpasses mere bureaucracy.

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