i want to go home, but home is the mouth of a shark
home is the barrel of the gun
and no one would leave home
unless home chased you to the shore
unless home tells you to
leave what you could not behind,
even if it was human.
no one leaves home until home
is a damp voice in your ear saying
leave, run now, i don’t know what
(excerpt from ‘Home’, ©️Warsan Shire, British-Somali poet)
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
You are my hiding place;
you will deliver me from trouble and surround me
with shouts of deliverance.
🙏🏼 SLAVA UKRAINI
Praying for world peace, and for the relief of suffering caused by wars happening all over the world today: Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Mali, Somalia, Libya, Myanmar, Tigray, and other areas experiencing violent conflict. Welcome all refugees equally.
WE WANT PEACE.
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