LENT 2022

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

i’ve become.

(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.

(Psalm 27:5)

You are my hiding place;

you will deliver me from trouble and surround me

with shouts of deliverance.

(Psalm 32:7)


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.


Photography ©️ Saskia Kidd @oraetdecora

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