The Forgotten

A poem

Photo by Kieron Mannix on Unsplash

A blazing fire in a warehouse
Bangladesh does not make the news

Military coup in Myanmar
fallen from our television

The proxy war in Yemen
not mentioned anymore

Syria is barely mentioned
or the explosion in Beirut

Saudi Arabia hosting sport
buying British soccer clubs

Human rights not upheld
a blind eye cast across

Bahrain using tear gas and
cleansing it’s population

Refugees are moved about
like pawns on a chess board

Britain sends Red Arrows
‘soft power’ is complicity

Published in The Power Of Poetry