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Happy to say that this poem has been published in the anthology entitled 'Over Land, Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge'.

The book has been produced in the East Midlands by an editorial committee, typesetter and publisher working free of charge, and the initial print costs were covered by a crowdfunding campaign. All proceeds from sales of the book will be shared between the charities: Médecins Sans Frontières, Leicester City of Sanctuary and Nottingham Refugee Forum.

You can buy it direct from here.

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Laura Taylor

Mon 7th Sep 2015 13:45

Thanks Preeti

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Laura Taylor

Mon 7th Sep 2015 13:44

Have you see the other stories?!

The Extermination of the White Race in Norway
Jews Boast of Owning Hollywood—But Slam Gentiles Who Say the Same
German Girls Must Cover Arms and Legs to Appease Syrian “Refugees”
DNA and Race: Tibetans Inherited High-altitude Gene from Ancient Race

Graham - this is a white rights/nationalist site, and it illustrates absolutely nothing apart from its own bigotry. I'm shocked that you would take any of that seriously, but then, your comment about the clothing indicates that I shouldn't be.

Preeti Sinha

Mon 7th Sep 2015 13:32

I cried. And then I cried some more. Thank you for this tribute to a little boy lying face down, milk teeth still there. A lovely little boy, the seas took him and returned.

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 7th Sep 2015 13:30

No happily, it appears to be an international source and I agree about some of the terminology but it was meant to illustrate that this whole refugee/migrant debacle is a many facetted animal.
Similarly, I think Cameron is wise to agree only to take real refugees that are already in camps and have been processed as such.
There were far too many brand new trainers and expensive tee shirts coming off the trains in Germany yesterday for my liking. Sadly the bandwagon is getting larger.

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Laura Taylor

Mon 7th Sep 2015 13:03

Wow. Graham - is this a regular source of information for you? Because my suspicions are raised instantly at the use of language such as 'nonwhite invasion', and the notion of irresponsibility. Having looked through this site, there is much to question, including their sense of superiority over a 'controlled media'.

Your source appears to be right wing, and fairly extreme at that.

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 7th Sep 2015 12:08

Sadly there are always two sides to every story, tragic as it undeniably is.

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Laura Taylor

Mon 7th Sep 2015 11:42

Thanks for reading and taking time to comment, both.

Graham - it did though, because out of all the dead so far, all the negative press towards desperate people, it was this particular shot that had the most impact. I'm not sure it 'defines' the crisis, but it certainly was a pivotal photo, a catalyst for the good.

A child died, and it takes a shared photo of his body (and public outrage about it) to make the powers DO something. That in itself is both horrifying and gratifying. His death has not been in vain.

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 5th Sep 2015 00:37

Tender words Laura.

But I am afraid that heart wrenching picture needed no words at all.

These are truly cataclysmic times indeed.

That little scrap of rags, skin and bone will sadly define this whole sorry mess.

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Tommy Carroll

Fri 4th Sep 2015 11:16

How many lost to the interest of the media Laura? A terrible point that needs to be made again and again until there is no longer such need.

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