asphaleia care's Legacy Project for UASC young people

March 31, 2020

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more about our care services, please visit the our services page or contact us today.

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