If Refugees Were Whales

Let’s keep shouting…

The Poetry Channel

​Maybe if they had
beached themselves,
or gotten lost
in the doldrums
between starvation
and war,
or wound up anywhere
beside the ocean
instead of in it.
So much driftwood
washed up on a
Libyan shore.
Abandoned by purveyors
of misery,
Human Traffickers
Devoid of humanity
ruthless and cruel,
Summa cum laude graduates
of the
kill or be killed school.
Maybe if refugees
had oil,
rare metals,
or even chocolate,
maybe then we’d notice,
or at least pretend
to give a shit.
M. Zane McClellan
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Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

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