. Together | London Progressive Journal
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Mon 3rd Aug 2015

"You've got a swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean seeking a better life, wanting to come to Britain" David Cameron

These are our faces

regarding each lorry

like an iron ark, moving

across the tarmac waves


These are our hands

gripping the wire fence

as if pulling the coastlines

still closer and closer


These are our mouths

calling out the place names

and sounds of our home towns

where families wait for news


These are our feet

worn down with running

from beaches to borders

or standing in lines


This is your swarm, then;

sharing the burden

of displacement, the

search for a better life


This is our truth, but

when you pronounce your truth

in comfort beyond fences

do you and your people stand


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