Refugees by Brian Bilston

I try not to dally with politics on here but there have been a few exceptions. One of the advantages of the daily tip run at the moment is a chance to listen to Radio 4 without having distractions other than avoiding pedestrians and speed cameras. So I was fascinated to hear about this poem. Clever is too small a word for it and no matter what your view on the subject it hits the mark though I would strongly suggest that you read the poem again, in reverse, from the bottom line. In a world that is increasingly intolerant and has the prospect of Donald Trump as leader of the most powerful country in the world I think this is very powerful – and I am not a great lover of poetry, but this just works. Give it a go.

It was written by Brian Bilston – good job!


So now read it back


4 Comments on “Refugees by Brian Bilston”

  1. Meriel Murdock
    August 4, 2016 at 11:39 pm #

    Very cleaver and so true – the backwards one I mean

  2. Kathy Larson
    August 5, 2016 at 3:39 am #

    A fine twist!Speaking as an Iowa Democrat(the state that gave President Obama his first win on the road to the White House)-Trump will NOT become President.

    • thebikinggardener
      August 5, 2016 at 7:27 am #

      Thank you for the reassurance! It does seem he is in a bit of trouble this week.

  3. derrickjknight
    August 5, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    Superb choice, Geoff

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