In Care

One hundred thousand children

Are in care

Where?

Here in the UK

That’s where

 

100,000

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

Poverty

 

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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