To be an asylum seeker….

To be an asylum seeker is like being a fraudster

People always view you with suspicion;

To be an asylum seeker is like being a leper

No one wants to be associated with you;

To be an asylum seeker is like being on a sinking ship

You are always on the losing pathway;

To be an asylum seeker is like being in a cow paddock

Your freedom is strictly restricted;

To be an asylum seeker is like being under house arrest

You sign weekly at the police station;

To be an asylum seeker is like being an obsolete asset

You are a liability that is hard to write off.

 

Written by Handsen Chikowore

Taken from The False Bay Anchor, Volume 5 no 3.

 

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