On Monday, 14th June 2021, we held a Refugee Week Launching Webinar that was designed, delivered, and managed by experts of experience. It was a nice and interactive webinar attended by representatives of organizations, local authorities, and individuals.
Experts by Experience expressed their views and shared their talents and stories with the audience. They felt that they are empowered by giving them a chance to run the webinar. They also thanked the organizations who supported them and walked with their asylum and refugee journey.
We are delighted to share two of the poems that they presented for the webinar event. Enjoy reading it
My Thirst for Freedom.Hear my cry for Freedom.
Dry my tears for i am in pain and agony.
Release me from this suffering.
Free this caged bird so it can fly so high as it journeys to freedom.
Alone I wonder,tormented I shed a tear as i look back only to feel trapped in painful memories of yesterday.
Free me from pain,Free me from violence,Free me from oppression,Free me from destitution,Free me from hate and crime.Sing me a song of freedom,bring hope to this broken winged bird.
Release me from this pain coz i want to be free.After the dark gloomy night,I know the sun will still shine,I Thirst for Freedom i will stand and fight for it! .
Written by: Jeanette, Cathy Jones