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A Refugee needs to be free.
by Kay P M- Devenish

Friday, October 14, 2011
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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(Refugees in detention now from me get a mention!)Dedicated to Bob Brown...a man who does not cower.


 

It doesn't seem to be RIGHT to me...
no,it doesn't seem to be ...
that refugees do not have the right

TO BE...FREE.

'But for God's grace' we all could be
living as a refugee.

It doesn't seem to be right to me
that I am free to gaze at stars
while others fade behind steel bars.
and that just should not be.
So I find the strength to stand and shout
I know my words may cast me 'OUT' of

the Establishment I know and of our statuesque.
So many of us here
view the refugees in fear
the leaky boats bring them our way
but they can't  leak their hopes to 'stay.'

They are people we don't know
reaching out with eyes of woe
mother's covered in their veils
father's burdened by sad tales
cultures that are unlike ours
war torn by corrupted powers
escaping they flee to our shore
in hope to give their children more
trapped inside detention walls
where politicians muff their calls.
It doesn't seem to be
RIGHT...to me.
Too many here think it's wrong
for ancient cultures to 'BELONG'
 in this fertile land,
where I stand.
Now I pen this poem
and pray those poor souls find a home.

So there...I've had my say

and now I'm yelling : 'Let them stay!'

This land is wide enough to share

let them in and show you care

one day it might  be you

who has to walk inside their shoe.

I've coward silent for too long

I saw the drowning of the strong...

and Australia...that was wrong.

Desperate folk are on their way

has compassion seen its day?

We're holding them behind wire fences
has humanity lost its senses?
They are struggling on their own
when 'All this world
is ALL our home'
for brown and black and white
all free to see the stars at night.
Together,ever happily.
Yes...THAT seems to be RIGHT... to me 

(a world I'd love to see...equality...EQUALITY!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/11/2013
There should only be one "brotherhood"... ...that of Earth and all humans as one. Your words hit home, Kay. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/14/2011
I join you in wishing for that, too, Kay,
for equality, but i feel it's impossible
in the systems we promote and hold onto
and haven't the will or courage to change.

John
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/14/2011
Love the message here, Kay....freedom belongs to ALL of us! If I lived in a country where oppression reigned...I would be a refugee too....and if I was drowning on the shores of freedom and reached up for a helping hand...I'd pray for a kind soul to lift me up!

Anna
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/14/2011
'All this world
is ALL our home.'
'For brown and black and white
all free to see the stars at night.'

Surely how it was supposed to be,
But so many with hatred and bigotry.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/14/2011
I think that the true meaning of Christianity (although I am not a Religious person) becomes lost when it comes to such things or perhaps peoples souls and hearts tend to look away. On the same token the policies of allowing other cultures freedoms dominate our own values and cultures may also play a factor.
fee



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