Bombshells in Ukraine – A Poem

A line of Syrian refugees crossing the border of Hungary and Austria on their way to Germany. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov, via Wikimedia Commons)

By Hassen Lorgat

Tragic that bombs now reign supreme

evacuate, leave for safety

but not all can get on the busses

tv stations and nations come in solidarity

Refugees welcome
The signs read

The literate students and the workers
Africans and Asians and others of the darker shade of human
get shoved and told to go their place
at the back of the line
or simply

ALL refugees welcome?
but Africans and Asians have read between the lines
some refugees are more deserving than others

– Hassen Lorgat has worked in trade union movement, civic associations, and anti apartheid sports movement led by the South African Council on Sports (SACOS) as well as NGOs for the past while. He is active with the SA BDS Coalition. He is currently the manager of Policy and Advocacy for the Bench Marks Foundation.

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