Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Asylum Seeker - A Journey's End

On Tuesday, the Australian government announced a new policy on the handling of asylum seekers who attempt to come to Australia by illegally engaging people smugglers.  The Opposition and Greens also made statements on this subject.

Gently falling.
No panic now, no noise.
I hold her peaceful face
Against my breast,
My hand rests upon our unborn child.
This is our journey's end,
Our resting place,
Our release from war and fear.
My hand feels the gentlest kick, more

The cold embrace of an ocean tomb
Enfolds yet more within its womb,
While others gather to debate
How the lost will be dealt their fragile fate.

Laurie Favelle, Canberra 7 July 2010

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