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

Brother, hail and farewell

Row us out from this cold beach, the western shore of Asia
But as we row our hearts still ache for our so beautiful Syria.
There to me through all the shrieks of missiles on our homes below,
Crumbling into dust and ruin, where dark red blood still flows,
Comes that screaming of my brother, as he fell to hopeless woe,
Crying as he vanished into darkness where I could not go.
Brother, hail and farewell, as I’ve wandered since that day
Knowing I shall never hear his laughter from so far away,
Now rowing to some bare island, far from ash-grey Syria.


Unravelling Trust