they came

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 Sparklers in the dark

They came

2 grown ups

2 children

And a carrier bag.

Pockets and stomachs empty

Hearts full of hope.

They came from a green visual paradise

To the unremitting grey of an urban Midlands December.

And they breathed the colours of life

 Into the tattered and tired house

They filled the weary teary street

With sunshine smiles and exotic eastern promise.

And out of the darkest Black Country

Shone forth celestial light.

the one I forgot to send to WOL's competition!

◄ asylum seeker

come down to the beach ►

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eve nortley

Fri 23rd Feb 2018 19:44

Hi Adam,
thank you so much for your feedback. I do have a bit of an advantage as I have the good fortune to work with asylum seekers and refugees and am constantly inspired by their tenacity and lust for life. Thanks again - it is a piece close to my heart.

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Adam Whitworth

Fri 23rd Feb 2018 10:38

Hi Eve

Astounding. So effective and really moving.
I'm so jealous of your artistry!

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