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Refugees Welcome

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 ‘Referee!

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 You can see what’s going on!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Don’t look the other way!

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 You know the history of migration and colonialism!

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Remember when Prince Rupert sailed to Barbados,

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 To keep the islands Royalist after his defeat at Bristol –

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 A determined proponent of the Royal African Company,

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 He preposterously laid claim to the entire African Atlantic coast:

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 ‘All the singular Ports, Harbours, Creeks, Islands lakes and places’;

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 You might say he started it.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 So give these refugees a refuge,

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 And don’t spit out the word “refugee”


13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Like it’s a swear word or an expletive,

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Remember where the word comes from –

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 From the word, “refuge”:

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 A soft and welcoming word,

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Like haven or sanctuary.

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 And don’t prefix “asylum-seekers”


19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 With the word “bogus”:

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 Instead help those who want sanctuary


21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 Reach the home team’s dressing room,

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 For there is no security in the visitors’ temporary dressing-room:

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 It’s crowded, overwhelming and threatening.

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 So, come on ref,

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 Give these refugees a refuge,

26 Leave a comment on verse 26 0 And well done everyone for raising your banners aloft

27 Leave a comment on verse 27 0 Last Saturday – but let’s keep it going.’

#RefugeesWelcome EFL @RefugeesEFL

We are FGR

And STFC

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/refugees-welcome/