Susiya – a poem by Pat Bryden

Susiya

They have come for our land
four times or more
And four time or more
we have stayed.

We will sit
we will stand
march, dance and sing
it’s our land
we must stay,
we can never leave.

Our home is our peace
it’s not for grabs
Here we stay
under their very eyes/
We will sit
etc.

Nurture and nourishment,
Shelter from rain
shade from the sun
we will build again.

We will sit

etc.

Pat Bryden
Edinburgh, Scotland