Poetry is a powerful art form. It can communicate deep truths and ideas in ways that factual prose simply can't.
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Poet Brian Bilston recently wrote "Refugees," a poem that strings together many of the anti-refugee rhetoric, but then cleverly flips those words around as you then read the poem from top to bottom. The following is a small excerpt. Read the rest on his blog, Poetry Laboratory.
They have no need of our help
So do not tell me
These haggard faces could belong to you or me
Should life have dealt a different hand...