Gail Sequeira is a talented writer, photographer and cook and this poem is her response to the plight of people seeking refuge.
In Gail’s guise as The Comfort Kitchen she has raised over £2,300 for a women’s Charity in Afghanistan by making and selling meals.
Gail has also taken part of the attempt to surround the centre of Brecon with love.
Song of the Refugee
The land of your fathers no longer your home
Each breath filled with terror, no fault of your own
Culture so strange, language a chore,
You’d give anything for a friend to walk though that door
Life and loves left far behind
Perhaps never to meet again in this lifetime
Salt in the wound, spoiled icing on a rotten cake
A sibilant hiss – “go back to where you come from, this space is not yours to take”
The pain of loss…it must be borne
Sustained through empty days and lonely nights, by memories alone.