Tag: Refugees

I SHUT MY EYES & COUNT TO THREE

‘A long way from home – the first living thing you’ll see’ Written in the first person and based on an interview with a refugee on TV a while back. It stayed with me. I walked from somewhere into nowhere As a lonesome refugee No possessions, but in my pocket Safe and sound, a memory

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WELCOME TO THE ‘HOTEL BARBED WIRE’

Source: Chicago Tribune ‘Barbed wire used properly can be a beautiful sight’, so said the man who ought to know better. Really?  It might be when used as an art-form but not in the context you used it, mate. Whatever, those cruel words got me thinking; got me composing a new piece for the new

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BITTERSWEET & THE TICKING CLOCK

Photograph by Richard Mosse using a thermal imaging camera This type of camera is mainly used by the military Mosse used one to capture images of refugees   I’d been putting it off for a few weeks, then a couple of days ago I decided to man up and get a haircut. The barber I

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RANDOM LYRICAL THOUGHT OF ZOOLON

(the picture is of clouds over France taken from Dover Harbour this morning) Just a thought, thought up driving home on Sunday. CONTRADICTION (not a poem or a song) To a land of faith and plenty, Came the lonesome refugee, All he wanted was a safe place, To live, unchained and free, Yet when he

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