I stand for the forgotten, the ones nations have forsaken, Left to die on the open seas, or in the hidden camps, Or in the care of those my country has paid to keep them quiet. You will not keep us silent, We will shout and scream until the voices of those across the ocean are heard Until they are lead onto the podium and given the right to speak again, the right from long ago.
I will stand for my brothers and sisters, aunties, uncles, my family; spread across the earth who seek the shelter of my homeland, and I will welcome them with open arms. And you will not stop me.
A poem, I think, written quite hastily; I wrote some more, but I wasn't sure whether or not to post it here so you can have a look by clicking through the link: http://amelizajane.tumblr.com/post/121415486451/i-stand-for-the-forgotten-the-ones-nations-have