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WE SHARE THE SAME SKY: Refugee Week 2014

June 22nd, 2014  |  Published in Asylum seekers

 

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We need to share the same earth

Those who know this

Can invite others to do so too

With open arms and open hearts

Open minds and open policies

We can restore our communal spirit

 

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But not the same view of it

We need to cut the wire

In refugee week

Although the prospects are dismal

We must never give up

 

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It could feel so good

Arms in the air and hearts full of joy

It doesn’t right now

Because of…fear?

Time to let go

To live and let live

 

WE SHARE THE SAME SKY

In refugee week

Time to lift our sights

And liberate empathySu7

It could be me – or you – on Nauru or Manus Island

We are called naïve us who support asylum seekers

But naivety and hope are close companions

And hope is essential to change

 

And change is undoubtedly what we need…before refugee week next year…Joan Beckwith.

 

 

 

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