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CleverToad  Sep 4, 2015 • 5:35:26pm

Saw this on Facebook — useful information. Hope it’s widely viewed.

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Teukka  Sep 4, 2015 • 5:36:37pm

re: #1 CleverToad

Saw this on Facebook — useful information. Hope it’s widely viewed.

I’ll be trying to share it every excuse I get.

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Teukka  Sep 4, 2015 • 6:18:37pm
no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well

your neighbors running faster than you
breath bloody in their throats
[…]
no one leaves home unless home chases you
fire under feet
hot blood in your belly
it’s not something you ever thought of doing
until the blade burnt threats into
your neck
and even then you carried the anthem under
your breath
only tearing up your passport in an airport toilets
sobbing as each mouthful of paper
made it clear that you wouldn’t be going back.
[…]
you have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land
no one burns their palms
under trains
beneath carriages
no one spends days and nights in the stomach of a truck
feeding on newspaper unless the miles travelled
means something more than journey.
no one crawls under fences
no one wants to be beaten
pitied
[…]

“Home” by Warsan Shire
h/t - SeekersHub Blog


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