Scattered jewels

Refugees from Syria, Iraq and other refugees – scattered jewels.

Scattered, scattered jewels
Lights, with pain in their hearts
Some were later in life’s road
And children were only at the start

Bombs were dropped
Countless bullets fired
Billions spent

Jewels floating in blood
Limbs – torn from bodies
Scrambling in panic
Desperate for safety

At the margins of society
In Jordan, Lebanon, Europe
Refugees

We are all refugees
We all seek refuge
It’s just that some of us have it
And some of us don’t

The attacks still carry on
Physical violence
Hateful speech
And arrogance

Scattered, scattered jewels
Lights, with pain in their hearts
Some were later in life’s road
And children – they were only at the start.

Saqib Hussain