Middle East is a place; it's home.

Listen to my sun soaked skin tell you I am Middle Eastern

Hear the waves of bodies washed up ashore in Somalia,

Listen to the refugees screaming 

"i want to go back"

and tell me we are not welcome here, I will tell you

"Until your country stops destroying mine. I will remain"

(Inspired by Emily Yafai)

 

Amerah Saleh

Spoken word artist. Head of Creative Learning at Beatfreeks. Loves bowties and creating change (not in that order).