Refugees by Brian Bilston

Dear readers,

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.

Enjoy.

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About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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