Saturday, November 28, 2015

Non-Judgement Day

Who will come to judge
the quick and the dead?
A sea of hands waving goodbye
The teenage anti-government spray paint artist
The family burnt out of homeland
85% of livestock drought bone dead
The battered women run out of choices
the young who love to dance and love and love
Bubbling up over the seafront
Desert to the South
Ice melt to the North
This life raft of the Western frontier
Who will smile?
Who will draw
A gun or a hand of welcome?
Who will seed bomb the deserts’
Sand duned beaches
Before your toddler of Humanity
is washed ashore like
suffocated fish?

Sarah Pritchard
Manchester, UK
Donated to the Malala Fund

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