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A

Story
in a
Poem
Voices from Glasgow and the world
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt wiersz
Poema poem Bse

A
Pesem poem cerdd
er paj huam
poem she'r bi th iir
gedig ndakatulo Waka

Story
uri thothokiso gabay shairi Ew
nkondlo nga balak tula sajak Geguritan
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe poemo gade
powm poem poema pjesma

in a
poema Pjesma bse Digt
gedicht Luuletus runo
pome Gedicht vers lj Dn

Poem
Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
Dikt wiersz Poema poem
Bse Pesem poem
cerdd er pa
huam poem she'r bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi Ewi inkondlo nga balak tula
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia My home Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Marwawiersz

Poema poem Bse


My home is my soul,
Pesem poem my culture cerddand myself.
rivers,
Its like paradise,
er pajgreen, huam beach
poem she'r bi th
Coasts
and lovely
But the rules made them very tired and
iir
people.

gedig ndakatulo Waka suffering all the time.


uri thothokiso gabay My shairi Ew
home has a lot of ancient areas.

a smell of jasmine,
My home has a special smell,
nkondlo nga balak tula sajak Geguritan
its
ononkalo Puisi smellpehepehe
of fun, smell of life poemo
and smell of gade
tradition.
powm poem poema pjesma
Food.
poema Pjesma because Im a verybse good chef, Digt
gedicht Luuletus
so every meal I cook it reminds me of my
home runo
pome Gedicht vers ljtaste
and the special Dn
of coffee

Poesia Dzejolis eilratis


I hear crying,
shouting
Dikt wiersz Poema laughing poem
Bse Pesem And bombing
weapons. poem
cerdd
But I dont change my habit of listening er
songs and music,
to pa

huam poem From she'rmy home.bi th


iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia Love Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Farahwiersz
Poema poem Bse
This world was created because of love.
Pesem poem
We are different cerdd
people from different
love is the
countries,
er pajbuthuam same.
poem she'r bi th iir
We just need to listen and understand each
gedig ndakatulo Waka
other.
uri thothokiso gabay shairi Ew
Love is everywhere.
Love in the singing of the birds,

caressing the beach.


Love in the rustling of the leaves,
nkondlo nga balak tula Love insajak
the wavesGeguritan
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe poemo gade
Love in the rushing of waterfall
powm poem poemaLove in pjesma
the noise of raining
Love in the soothing light of the full moon.
poema Pjesma
Love in the cool refreshingbse
embrace of Digt
gedicht Luuletus shade.
runo
pome Gedicht vers lj
Love in the Dn
fragrance
of a rose.
Love in the colours of butterflies flutter.
Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
God has created everything for love.
Dikt wierszAndPoema each other poem
we should love
BseThen Pesem
this world becomes more beautiful for
everyone. poem
cerdd er pa
huam poem she'r bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn PoesiaHere to There Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Ezelwiersz
Poema poem Bse
You face torture in your country,
Pesem poem you never know
if you are goingcerdd
to survive
er paj huam
Smugglers treat you like animals,
or die.

poem she'r bi thHe


like iir
objects.
beats us like them.
gedig ndakatulo Waka You know his problem,
uri thothokiso gabay shairithat's Ew
He doesn't have money,
why he's like this.
nkondlo nga balak tulaA sajak you don't feel hope,
lot of friends die on the journey.
IfGeguritan
ononkalo Puisi Theypehepehe they killpoemo
themselves. gade
make you live with 40 people,
powm poem poema for a month.pjesma
But you don't know this,
poema PjesmaThe worst bse comes. Digt
gedicht Luuletus you
When you arrive in Italy,
see the days runo
pome Gedicht vers ljandDn are reborn.
Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
Dikt wiersz Poema poem
Bse Pesem poem
cerdd er pa
huam poem she'r bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia
I hear Glasgow Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Jarrodwiersz

Poema poem Bse


VuumVuumVuum
Pesem poem cerdd I wake
er paj huam
Through the wall
A wee one walks with stomps
poem she'r bi th And iir
out to Sauchiehall
Bagpipes, pipes and bags
gedig ndakatulo Waka A lone saxophone pitches
and
uri thothokiso gabay shairi noteworthy Ew
madness,
the birds

mercilessly.
match the tune
nkondlo nga balak tula sajak Geguritan
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe poemo I walk gade
To the river gurgle
powm poem poema pjesma
Peace in its babble
amongst the stones.
poema Pjesma bse Digt
It is something I understand.
gedicht Luuletus runo
pome Gedicht vers lj Dn
Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
Dikt wiersz Poema poem
Bse Pesem poem
cerdd er pa
huam poem she'r bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia Lorry Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Awetwiersz

Poema poem Bse


Sometime we got on the lorry,
Pesem poem cerdd
it has a freezer inside it,
er andpaj huam
We thought
we couldnt tolerate it.
we will die.
poem she'r bi thOur family, our iir
friends
and our life.
gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay shairi Ew
We forced to knock the driver,

it could kill us.


to let us out from the lorry,
nkondlo nga balak tula sajak Geguritan
Because
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe poemo
Driver never listened. gade

powm poem poema pjesma


Lorry went without stopping.
poema Pjesma bse We shouted Digt
gedicht Luuletus
We wanted help
Nobody heard our voices. runo
pome Gedicht vers lj Dn
Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
Dikt wiersz Poema poem
Bse Pesem poem
cerdd er pa
huam poem she'r bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia Life in Glasgow Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Abigailwiersz

Poema poem Bse


In my infancy,
the sweet fall of April snow
Pesem poem welcomed me intocerdd the world.
erTherolling pajhillshuam
and open space
poem she'r bi th were
my first iir
embrace.

gedig ndakatulo Waka


As I grew,
uri thothokiso gabay shairithe
tall trees Ew
and spires
of Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde
nkondlo nga balak tula sajakbutGeguritan beckoned me,
I took my first steps
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe in the shadow of poemoKelvingrove gade
with the wind off the Kelvin
powm poem poema into the open armspjesma
of
Glasgow.
poema Pjesma bse Digt
gedicht was Luuletus
My childhood runo
filled with cold and long days
pome Gedicht vers lj andDn
meeting friends
exploring
wonder filling
Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
every spring blossom
Dikt wiersz Poema
every weed fighting its way through pavement
cracks poem
Bse and
every bee inPesem
its gleeful drunken dance poem
next thing I knew it was
cerdd those rebellious teenage er
years pa
summer high and warm days
huam poemshould find she'r bi th
work but
those days!
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Glasgow
Life inPoesia (continued) Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Abigailwiersz

Poema poem Those Bse


days of warm friends and warmer
Pesem poem cerdd trekking
seeing the highlands shirk that responsibility
er paj bikini in the
wear ahuam park
poem she'r bi th then later,
settle iir
gedig ndakatulo Waka into the prime of my life
Where I have a job

uri thothokiso gabay shairi
where everythings Ew
familiar
its home
nkondlo nga balak tula sajak friends, a family
Geguritan
and we have
ononkalo Puisi pehepehethepoemo but
cold sets in gade
powm poem poema autumn closes tight around me
days are getting colder now
pjesma
poema Pjesma bse
days are getting darker. Digt

gedicht Luuletus
I look, with an old experienced eye, backward, runo
pome Gedicht Backvers upon my short life in Glasgow
lj Dn I will miss
Poesia Dzejolis the people, who made eilratis
the friends
it

Dikt wiersz Poemathe familiarity poem


my God Ill miss those hills!
Bse and Pesem
the accent I cannaeunderstand poem
Ill carry you with me
cerdd wherever er I go pa
huam poem
like a child doesshe'r
their parent
so will I, Glasgow.
bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia Home Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Alexiswiersz

Poema poem Home Bse


looks like a house as an apartment,
Pesem poem basically anywhere that can be cerdd
considered
as shelter,

where eryou have paja roof over your
huam head,
where its warm and cosy,
poem she'r bi th where iir
its safe.
gedig ndakatulo Waka Smell.
uri thothokiso gabay shairi I dont really
remember Ew
a smell,
maybe the smell of people.
nkondlo nga balak what
tula sajak
I think a house that smells
Id like isGeguritan
like cake.
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe poemo gade
The taste of Biriyani,
powm poem poema
Stew, kozhikotte, chapati, chicken curry,pjesma
poemabeefPjesma bse
masali, lobster, karimen, rice Digt

gedicht Luuletus Sound. runo


The sound of TV,
pome Gedicht thevers sound ofljyelling andDn screams.
Poesia Dzejolis like somethings
sounds like the earth is shattering,
exploding somewhere eilratis
all
Dikt wiersz Poema the time poem

Bse Pesem
I will never go back. poem
It was just miserable, torture, pain and
cerdd sadness. er pa
huam poem it was
It was sick,
she'r
misery and bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo it was not home. Waka

uri thothokiso gabay


shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia Music Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Stepanwiersz

Poema poem Bse


A thousand whistles, drums and marching
Pesem poem cerdd boots,
er reminding pajthem huam
of their roots.

poem she'r bi
Green for th
Ireland, blue
for rage, iir
red noses
on booze
gedig ndakatulo Waka
and coke, let's turn the page...
uri thothokiso gabay shairi Ew
Sunday mornings could be quiet no football,

but the night before sirens of ambulance


no riot,
nkondlo nga balak tula sajak Geguritan
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe
overdubbing laughter of poemo
evil seagulls gade
and buskers' saxophone pitching it high to
powm poem poema
get the madness pjesma
out of the heed.

poema Pjesma bse In shall-ah, Digt


gedicht Luuletus runo
Caki Ala, and bla bla bla ...

pome Gedicht vers lj Dn


Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
Dikt wiersz Poema poem
Bse Pesem poem
cerdd er pa
huam poem she'r bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia Woman Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Richardwiersz

Poema poem Bse


A woman comes in suffering
Pesem poem A woman
is of equal statuscerdd
with men
and your
A woman is the mother of earth
Aer woman is paj huam
my sister sister
poem she'r bi th
A woman
is a silent iir
victim
A woman is the mother of children
gedig ndakatulo Waka A woman is strong
uri thothokiso gabay shairi Ew
A woman is a hidden treasure

rest of the society


A woman is a survivor
nkondlo nga balakA tula sajak
woman is hidden from Geguritan
ononkalo Puisi Aiswoman
A woman pehepehe
slave in some housepoemo
and society gade
is unexplored intellectual
powm poem poemaA woman pjesma
is a creator of life
A woman has a big heart
poema Pjesma bse
A woman, victim of war Digt
gedicht Luuletus runo
pome Gedicht vers lj Dn
Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
Dikt wiersz Poema poem
Bse Pesem poem
cerdd er pa
huam poem she'r bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia Planet Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Ezelwiersz
Poema poem Bse
Our planet should be one country,
Pesem poem without cerdd
borders.
er paj of peace and
Full huam love.
poem she'r bi th iir
I give it a thought,
gedig ndakatulo Waka we should be one.
uri thothokiso gabayRegardless
shairi Ew
of our colours and borders,

without hatred.
we should share the resource
nkondlo nga balak tula sajak Geguritan
of this beautiful planet
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe poemo I am stuck,
gade
powm poem I poema
hope one day all humans will unite andpjesma
sing love
poema and harmonyPjesma
as one beautifulbse
creature. Digt
gedicht Luuletus runo
pome Gedicht vers lj Dn
Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
Dikt wiersz Poema poem
Bse Pesem poem
cerdd er pa
huam poem she'r bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia I lost myself in you Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Anastasiawiersz

Poema poem Bse


I drowned myself in you and lost sight of
Pesem poem my cerdd
true self,
took hold
instead, the negative attachments of my life
er paj huam
experiences of me
poem she'r
and I feltbi th
my being
spiralling
out of iir
control,
dark nights of the soul,
gedig ndakatulo Waka
I wearily wandered through but then I
shairiand
uri thothokiso gabaya willingness Ew
found a strength,
a need for light that

to rest the demons


would take me to a new plateau of self
nkondlo nga balak tula healing,sajak Geguritan
trying to lay
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe that had poemo
reposed me. gade

powm poem poema pjesma


poema Pjesma bse Digt
gedicht Luuletus runo
pome Gedicht vers lj Dn
Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
Dikt wiersz Poema poem
Bse Pesem poem
cerdd er pa
huam poem she'r bi th
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia If I were to leave Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Allwiersz
Poema poem Bse
I dont want to leave Glasgow
Pesem poem We would cry cerddbitter tears
Ill make sure I return at some point
er pajleave
I would huam
a lot of friends
poem she'r bi th iir
Ill remember the people I met and shared
experiences with (and I will smile)
gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay shairi Ew
Id say my final farewells and hold it dear in
my heart

details in it now.
I cant because I really love Glasgow, every
nkondlo nga balak tula sajak Geguritan
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe poemo gade
I feel it's my homeland
Its me where I find myself
powm poem poema pjesma
I will always consider it as home
poema Pjesma bse Digt
gedicht before
I would take a piece of sandstone and
Luuletusit wore off I will come back, runo
pome Gedicht versBut lj Dn
into tenement again?

Poesia Dzejolis So long I am on the righteilratis


track!

Dikt wierszI doubt Id bePoema


able to re-establish myself poem

Bse Here
somewhere else.
Pesem
I am my Glasgow self! poem
cerdd
It would always be a place I call home
er pa
huam poem other
Ill lose the she'r bi th
half of me,
Id go to Turkey.
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia Glasgow Sunday Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Allwiersz
Poema poem Glasgow is the Bse
sound of steps,
Feet of working people
Pesem poem cerdd
er paj huam
Glasgow is amazing and strange,
amazing because of beautiful parks and gardens,
poemand she'r
strange because bithereth
are a lot
of strange iir
things,
like the weather, peoples life styles, strange language
gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay Sun shairi Ew
hiding behind clouds in silence
The pain of silence
nkondlo nga balak tula sajak Geguritan
Before the sirens of ambulance overdubbing
ononkalo Puisi pehepehe
the laughter poemo
of vicious seagulls and busters gade
saxophone
powm poem poema
pitching it high to get the madness pjesma
out of the head.
And also chat
poema Pjesma bse Digt
gedicht Luuletus runo
Feeling refresh at the sound of the rain
Sauchiehall Street on a Saturday;
pome Gedicht Bagpipes, versbuskers,lja seaDn
of sound,
People selling, advertising, calling out.
Poesia Dzejolis eilratis
Dikt wiersz Children running with happiness,
Poema
bubbling of sunshine poem
children
Bse popping Pesem poem
hops off orange fizz
taps add this afternoon
cerdd er pa
Vuu vuu vuu
huam poemNever endshe'r bi th
in Glasgow,
day and night youll hear vuu.
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
poem poema pjesma
poema Pjesma bse Digt gedicht
Luuletus runo pome Gedicht
vers lj Dn Poesia
Visiting Mercy Dzejolis
eilratis Dikt Alison
for Hannahwiersz

PoemaYour
gift was in poem
the question They areBse
showing us the
Peseminhaving
a searching to repay
questioned poem cerdd reason
why our anger is so right

and then pondered


you found the perfect way.
er
for thepaj huam
separations murder
and keep hope out of sight.
us

poem she'r bi th iir


A meeting set for lunchtime But the lawyers and the
gedig andakatulo Waka
little hesitant, unsure, families,
uri thothokiso
but ready for receivinggabay
what the offering makes pure.
shairi
the lovers and Ew
the friends
are here, and clear, and
nkondlo nga balak tula sajak Geguritan witnessing
Like songlines in the city insisting on amends,
ononkalo
you showPuisime where the
lines pehepehe poemo gade
are drawn insisting on the justice
powm between poem
the richer poema
that restores the broken soul pjesma

and the poorer and the


ones who live forlorn. poema Pjesma bse
offering back the dignity
that gives the lost a home. Digt
In these
gedicht Luuletus
suburbs there are
runo
We sit inside a restaurant
pomepeopleGedicht vers lj Dn
another sign of hope
who are making all things well of the journey into exile
Poesiathose
whose eyes dim Dzejolis
into and arriving witheilratis
a jolt.
Dikt wiersz Poema
sadness
are meeting all that love can
poem
And in happy conversation

tell. Bse over Pesem bread andrice and tea poem
your gift is fully given
cerdd
In the garden and
classroom meeting the gratitudeer in me. pa
in the office, on the walls,

huam tenacity poem
and fruitfulness With thanks she'r
to Alison Phipps forbi
all th
are bringing down the walls her support for A Story in a Poem
iir gedig ndakatulo Waka
uri thothokiso gabay
shairi a story in a poem Ew
A Story in a Poem is a project that has brought migrants
and non-migrants together to tell their stories.

Migrant Voice has organised the project in Glasgow over


several months, and has encouraged people to use the
medium of poetry to discuss their own journeys and
lives.

With thanks to Marzanna Antoniak, Cat Hepburn,


Denise Mina, Tawona Sithole, Sarah Steward, Maryhill
Integration Network, Glasgow Caledonian University, the
Network for Social Change Charitable Trust, and all
participants.

Design: Nathan Akehurst


Migrants have always been
the greatest enrichers of
languages. The creativity with
words encouraged by this
project makes new worlds
from new words.
Alison Phipps
Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Glasgow University
Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, UNESCO