In Care

One hundred thousand children

Are in care


Here in the UK

That’s where



Does that make it clearer?

It’s a shock

It would fill the old Wembley Stadium

That was always the way to visualise


On telly

We enjoy Long Lost Family

That tells us stories

Of babies given up

Of forced adoption

Mothers left bereft

We feel so sorry for the harshness of those days


But look at us!

A hundred thousand children

The break up of relationships

The loss of family life

Domestic violence

Mental breakdown

And our old friend



What can I do?

I’ll go and read a man who knows the score

Lemn Sissay that Ethiopian Lancashire lad

He can tell me more


Brian Fahy

2 November 2021

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