Sunday, 24 June 2018

The Devil’s Pact

Shaking hands with evil

seeps into the weak,

burning morals and compassion

screwing people’s lives

Lives of people fleeing

violence, poverty, shame.

People looking for new beginnings,

people looking for security.

Human beings

who know how to love

who protect their children

who want the world to be better

who risk destablising lives

who reach the borders of hope

and are arrested

torn from their children

thrown in cages

sent back alone

waiting for their children

whose lives must no longer contain any hope

because others shook hands with evil.

© Emma Woodford

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Emma is a social activist and poet living in the Belgian countryside with her family and many animals.