Our CEO Sabir Zazai was recently asked, “what would you take with you if you were to flee again?”

Here, he reflects on this question in a poem:

“If I had seconds to flee the cage of war;

If I were to flee the mouth of shark;

If I were to flee again in search of sanctuary  I will take with me my dignity;

If I were to flee again for a better life I will take with me hope to overcome dead ends;

Oh if I were to flee again I will take with me love to make new friends;

If I were to flee again I will take with me a collection of happy moments to make new memories;

Oh if I were to flee again I will take with me grace to overcome miseries;

If I were to flee again I will take with me pen and paper to note the blessings of new beginnings;

Oh if I were to flee again I will take with me a mirror to look into remind myself of my roots and upbringings;

In this world of despair with so much to repair, if we were to flee again we will always bring prosperity to enrich our new homes.”

Author: Chris Afuakwah