SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY

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A poem about the importance of offering asylum......to mark refugee week

She walks in Beauty

 

I know a girl whose smile

 Is as warm as August sunshine

A girl whose eyes shine

Like the pole star.

A girl whose heart is so powerful

She will share her only food

With people living on wild winter streets.

Behind her smile she hides

The feel of a rifle in her mouth as she is raped

Under a merciless Eritrean sun.

Behind her eyes she hides

The vision of her mother and young sister

Being defiled by brutal men in uniform.

In the pit of her stomach she can always feel

The pains of another’s hunger.

This girl walks in beauty in the night

I pray she may walk in beauty

 On a day....in the UK.

◄ Sparklers in the dark

I will go home and cry ►

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eve nortley

Fri 21st Jun 2019 08:31

A huge thank you to everyone who read and liked this piece....I know it's not easy reading. Offering asylum and welcoming refugees is one of the things that made Britain Great in the past....we need to get back to where we were before Theresa May created the "Hostile Environment".

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Devon Brock

Thu 20th Jun 2019 23:48

Another solid celebration on the bounty bestowed by refugees and immigrants. Keep this up! Keep it present!

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