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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Windrush Generation

In 1948 you came

And joined the mass migration.

Your heads were filled with hopes and dreams:

The Windrush generation.


You settled down, found homes and schools,

Worked hard at integration.

You paid your taxes, raised your kids:

The Windrush generation.


Around the land, we found you room –

An asset to our nation –

And offered you security:

The Windrush generation.


You’re part of us, yet now you face

The threat of deportation.

It’s to our shame we treat you so:

The Windrush generation.


© Fiona Lloyd


Fiona Lloyd is a writer and music teacher living in Leeds, and has loved playing with words for as long as she can remember. Twitter: @FionaJLloyd

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