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The Empathy Poems project is designed to raise awareness about the plight of asylum seekers and refugees.

On Bodrum Beach

On Bodrum Beach my body lies
Washed ashore, amid the cries,
Of strangers strolling by; and in the sky,
As seagulls squawk and sound alarm
A policeman takes me in his arms. 

I am the Dead. Short days ago
I lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Boarded the boat, and now I lie
On Bodrum Beach. 

Show my photo to the world:
That all may know, my little dreams
To play with toys and go to school,
Become a man and live in peace
Were ended here, on Bodrum Beach.


When I Was One

Beach Collection