asphaleia care's Legacy Project for UASC young people

The Legacy Project is an opportunity for all the young people living at our property in Croydon to leave a legacy to the future residents who will follow them. This can take the form of messages of advice to images that inspire and give hope.

The following poem forms part of the display and is written in a format that sees its meaning change if you read it in reverse.

REFUGEES by Brian Bilston

They have no need of our help So do not tell me These haggard faces could belong to you or me Should life have dealt a different hand We need to see them for who they really are Chancers and scroungers Layabouts and loungers With bombs up their sleeves Cut-throats and thieves They are not Welcome here We should make them Go back to where they came from They cannot Share our food Share our homes Share our countries Instead let us Build a wall to keep them out It is not okay to say These are people just like us A place should only belong to those who are born there Do not be so stupid to think that The world can be looked at another way

The world can be looked at another way

Do not be so stupid to think that

A place should only belong to those who are born there

These are people just like us

It is not okay to say

Build a wall to keep them out

Instead let us

Share our countries

Share our homes

Share our food

They cannot

Go back to where they came from

We should make them

Welcome here

They are not

Cut-throats and thieves

With bombs up their sleeves

Layabouts and loungers

Chancers and scroungers

We need to see them for who they really are Should life have dealt a different hand

These haggard faces could belong to you or me

So do not tell me

They have no need of our help

The Project

Here are some of the words and photos left behind by residents to help and encourage new residents.

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