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Did he laugh? Did he cry?
Did he ever ask you why?
You were running.
Did you wonder? Did you think?
As the boat began to sink.
Could there be a second coming?
Did you swim? Did you float?
When the water filled your boat.
And you became children of the waves.
Could you see? Could you breathe?
When the ocean started heaving
And you were no longer slaves.
Did you sigh? Did you cry?
Did you manage to say goodbye?
As he slowly slipped away.
Did you think? Did you wonder?
As your world was torn asunder,
Would you ever meet again?
Will we listen? Will we learn?
Will we really show concern?
For the others we can reach.
We can heal the world’s division?
And we should never forget the vision
Of that baby on the beach.
© By: - Pete Slater.     2015.




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Graham Sherwood

Tue 8th Sep 2015 11:42

I think your piece here asks all the questions of the father that we all want to ask but perhaps feel it is politically correct not to do so.

A chilling, enquiring almost disparagingly alarming list of questions Pete. This hits home. Well done!

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