I usually write my own poetry on this blog. However, if there is a poem that strikes me, I will share it.
I’ve seen this floating around on social media a few times, and I’ve always intended to share it on this blog but I somehow forget. I noticed it again today on the Refugee Week Facebook page today. It’s a clever poem, and it reminds me of my time working at the Refugee Council, back in Birmingham in the UK, which was a personal eye-opener, what a refugee goes through, the abuse they receive, the legal wrangles they go through, the emotion torment they suffer…. I matured fast working with refugees; it was very positive experience.
I don’t know who Brian Bilston is, where he’s from or his background, but he has been dubbed “the unofficial poet laureate of Twitter” – and his Refugees poem you can find below.