Andrew Fincham

Rookie (1964 / Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, UK)

Refugees

Poem by Andrew Fincham

There was a family on my bus
I thought they came from Russia
Or Moscow
And I thought
'What must they think of us? '

It's not a best foot forward,
Put a brave face on it,
'We're the happy chappies in
God's Wonderful Kingdom'
On the top of a 171 to
Forest Hill.

Down the Walworth Road,
You get the people who know the prices in
Candyland
for Cut-Price Smoking
And the SALE in
General Merchants (Import-Export) .

And when you pick up your bags
And leave the bus,
There's no fairytale
In Camberwell.
And the motto is Do-It-Yourself
(All timber cut to size)

And I saw the faces
of these temporary refugees
& they looked
disappointed.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Refugees by Andrew Fincham

There is no comment submitted by members..

Langston Hughes

Dreams



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: family, happy, people, god



Poem Submitted: Monday, December 27, 2004

Poem Edited: Friday, December 23, 2011


[Report Error]