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

Full Fathom Five

‘Full fathom five thy father lies;’
In a Holy boat we travelled brave.
Desperate decision. Perfectly wise
For the part of him that is I, was saved.
Now he gallops the ancient seas
Rides past the Pillars of Hercules
For me, he’s Poseidon! He’s Neptune, you see.
Oh they say that my father lies ‘full fathom five’
Yet the crash of a wave... and Hark! He thrives!


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