We Are Humans - Poem For Aylan Shenu RIP

Sep 03, 2015, 03:37 PM

wearehumans #poetry #turkey #refugees #death Poem composed on the afternoon of Thursday 3 September 2015


We are humans - for Aylan Shenu RIP I am your soul, Alyan your true humanity.

I did not die with you sinking in Bodrum's sea.

Who do you think washed you ashore? Who painted your t-shirt red?

To Kos the adults took you "We promise home" they said.

Who do you think will lift you now? Who'll cuddle you warm and true?

Who'll bring your people safe from war? Who'll bury your shorts so blue?

I am your soul, Aylan - your true humanity. I did not die with you.