Small Kindnesses I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walkdown a crowded aisle, people pull in their legsto let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you”when someone sneezes, a leftoverfrom the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die” we are saying.and sometimes, when you spill lemonsfrom your grocery bag, someone else will help youpick them […]
During Refugee Week I have been posting a poem a day. Today’s poem is one to watch. It highlights misleading promises, extreme dangers and dashed hopes than many refugees have to face. Please click the image to see and hear North Star Fading – a zoom comic from PositiveNegatives who tell true stories drawn from […]
The British by Benjamin Zephaniah – one of a series of poems I have chosen to post for Refugee Week
Hungry Chair is my fourth poem to mark Refugee Week – picking up the “chair” theme of inclusion from Nicola Davies’s poem I posted yesterday, The Day the War Came. A common response to the refugee crisis is “there isn’t any room” – sometimes there is an apology about it, but usually not. Once in a while someone […]
A poem written by Nicola Davies in response to the government decision not to admit lone child refugees. Part of a series of poems I have chosen for Refugee Week.
The theme of Refugee Week 2019 is You, me, and those who came before. It is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees, and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations. I’m observing Refugee Week with a poem a day. This poem highlights the horrors faced by children – such horrors and […]
The 20th Refugee Week begins on June 17th, with a look at #generations. The theme of Refugee Week 2019 is You, me, and those who came before. It is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees, and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations. I suppose there is an air of helplessness and resentment in those […]