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Kingsmead Eyes Speak Led by Gideon Mendel



I live in Hackney. I was born in Homerton Hospital. I’m from London, my parents are from Nigeria. My favourite hobby is football and I like playing sports. I have one brother and three sisters. My brother is seven, my little sister is four and my big sister is eleven and my really big sister is 26. My big sister Hannah was born in America (New York).

She is only four years old,
The moment before a song begins.

She is only four years old,
The moment before a song begins,
She is innocent and alone,
Unwritten skin,
But sounds drift up from the street,
And she can hear her own heart beat,
It’s the beat of running feet,
The animals here are dangerous,
They treat their friends like strangers,
And when she looked,
It was like streets stepping into a book,
She saw two furious lions fighting over prey,
Two urban animals fighting everyday,
They wear their dignity like manes,
These streets are blood stained,
And children should not witness,
Such cold and such bitterness.

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