A Poem By SAM: Peace

Seeking Peace in the UK

We spoke with Refugee Action who introduced us to Sam, a refugee the organisation has supported and who’s voice they have helped to amplify. We have collaborated with Sam to play our part in conveying her story by creating a collection of tees and totes in support of Refugee Action using some of her artwork, thoughts and a poem she wrote about peace.

“As an asylum seeker I am yet to fully understand and appreciate the term “peace”. It has a different meaning to each individual and its definition has been interpreted in various ways. The Oxford dictionary defines Peace as “a situation or a period of time in which there is no war or violence in a country or an area, the state of being calm or quiet or the state of living in friendship with somebody without arguing”. My favourite definition is “a state of calmness or tranquility, a freedom from worry and anxiety”. But as asylum seekers, we are constantly worried, anxious and afraid of the unknown, waiting for the calmness that never comes.” – Sam