Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Spare a Thought – a poem for Christmas
Spare a Thought
Gift wraps under X’mas trees,
Colour lights lit bright homes,
Food brimful of dining rooms –
A common scene in our shires.
Yet for a moment, spare a thought
For the ones who ill-afford such comfort’.
Rights denied, captive behind bars,
Terrorised daily in torture chambers.
Marching together amid machine gun fire,
Hoisting freedom flag high into the air.
Thousands fight daily to enjoy liberty,
Making lofty sacrifices to live in dignity.
Bahrain, Russia, Syria, Sri Lanka,
Name of living hells, come to fore.
Raise your voice to erase their sufferin’
Praise their courage, and rally to do somethin’
To make a common stand, on behalf of them
So all nations on earth, may enjoy the freedom.
15 December, 2011.
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