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It’s National Poetry Day! Refugee Message Poem

Yes – it’s National Poetry Day TODAY!! And all day I will be posting and tweeting message poems to the planet of various types, mine, and those sent to me for my National Poetry Day Message poem competition! Having taken part in Fiona Dunbar‘s auction of authors’ books etc recently, to support refugees and child refugees …

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NPD Poem of the Day, The Ballad of Refuge by David Punter

Poem of the Day comes from David Punter of Bristol: . The Ballad of Refuge . I come in fear. The wheels, the stuttering engine, By road or wave; the endless killing payments. Bit by bit, my mind returns to rubble. . You come in fear. The hunched back, failed bravado, They make me squirm. …

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As yet untitled

This is a departure from my usual subject, but it’s a poem I’ve been wanting to write for a while.   . . After the bombing all are dead all is gone . and I walk . I can carry only my father’s pride my mother’s longing my brother’s blood my sister’s hope . but …

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