‘Over the Border’ by Ruby Hanley, Age 14, Year 9, Soham Village College

Over the border, you can hear distant cries

The people flee. Tears in their eyes

The bombs have dropped, homes destroyed

The fear is real, no hope to avoid


Over the border, where the new journey begins

The road is long, too long to go with your twin

The dangers lurk, the risks are high

The uncertainty looms. You both sigh


Over the border, your welcome is unpleasant

We arrive, treated like peasants

The shelters are full, the air is thin

Our desperation grows, from deep within


Over the border, separately we go

Into the camps indefinitely, oh so slow

No escapes, we don’t see

Thousands of us, one, two, three