For refugees

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For refugees

Post by brianedwards » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:09 pm

Nice sentiment, shame about the poetry... was my reaction. Wonder what others think.

Poems for refugees

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Re: For refugees

Post by ray miller » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:24 pm

the
go home blacks
refugees
dirty immigrants
asylum seekers
sucking our country dry
niggers with their hands out
they smell strange
savage

And you are greeted on the other side

with

go home blacks, refugees

dirty immigrants, asylum seekers

sucking our country dry of milk,

dark, with their hands out

smell strange, savage –



It's interesting how niggers has been replaced by dark. A poet without the courage of her convictions or The Guardian getting squeamish?
I'm out of faith and in my cups
I contemplate such bitter stuff.

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Re: For refugees

Post by brianedwards » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:42 pm

I confess I hadn't noticed that Ray, good spot. I suspect The Guardian (I always do) probably imposed self-censorship on the writer. Whatever the reason, all are guilty.

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Re: For refugees

Post by David » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:26 pm

I wasn't much impressed by the lines they quoted from Warsan Shire's poem, but I think there are a lot of better lines than those in it, having now read it.

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