the best of humanity

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There are some shining beacons

Out there in the darkest times,

When broken countries need some gluing

As their parts begin to scatter,

People stepping in with golden hearts

And pockets deep enough to help

And showing just how good we are.

With the awful events that are happening in Ukraine, we are starting to see wonderful people step up to the plate and do some really great things.

Our government have started a scheme where people can sign up and offer a home to refugees who are arriving in our country with nothing to their name. The people who are signing up are just marvelous human beings and I really applaud their kindness.

We saw similar efforts when COVID first hit our shores and it just goes to prove that there are some really good eggs out there. To open your home to strangers and show that kind of hospitality is truly amazing.

I must say that I wish we saw these acts publicised in normal times as they are nice to hear about and they are absolutely happening at all times, not just when everything feels like it’s crumbling around us.

Well done those people, and everyone else who looks out for others, even in the smallest of ways.

Much Love

Rachel xx

the refugees

They cross with desperation in their bellies

As they pull their pregnant wives on board

Their children left behind in camps,

But not the green and sunny parks where we will pitch our tents,

Instead the slums just over from the port

Where ferries glide on out to sea,

Tantalising to these men and yet

Each day their dreams grow dimmer.

And while we float across the Channel

Browsing perfumes and giant Toblerones,

These poor souls wear garish orange

Clinging to a boat that creaks and groans

As though it knows the weight of problems that it carries

Towards a shore that couldn’t really care.