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Sunday 29 June 2014

Oxygen of respect

We see the same moon
Feel the heat of the same sun
Share the same Christian name

You face impossible choices 
I will never contemplate 
Like selling my body to eat or 
give my father a decent burial

Your small flicker of hope 
waiting for the oxygen of respect 
When you will stand equal in the world 
and in the minds of men

I will never meet you 
Or know your grinding face of poverty
Yet I hear your loud knock 
On my strong secure Western door

© Liz Redfern
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