The news has been harrowing. We learnt of the deaths of four members of the same family who died crossing the channel. How can this be allowed to happen? There must be another way. There are NO excuses. In the words of novelist and former refugee Dina Nayeri : ‘It is the obligation of every person born in a safer room to open the door when someone in danger knocks.’
Found Again There is sunlight on the leaves And in distant fields, children play. Voices carry on the wind, Bringing a piercing reminder That life goes on, Even when for some The light has gone out, And left nothing but broken hearts. Will there ever be a tomorrow As normal again as yesterday? Somehow, we have to believe That, one day Sorrow will fall away, And in another place All that is lost will be found again, Love will find its way home to us, And the world hereafter Will be better Than it ever was before. L.M.H.