This is a piece I just wrote as part of the writing group I attend- The Baggage Handlers, Leeds, and it is in tribute to a tragic local figure named David Oluwale.
It can take a lifetime to know a man
It can take a moment to try.
People are never beyond repair
But if no-one will help
How can anyone know they are not alone in the world?
They abused because they didn’t understand
They were not raised to
Yet they stood for all that is good
And let a poor man die.
http://www.highroydshospital.com/galleries/david-oluwale-the-tragedy/ for details of his case and things that are being done to keep his memory alive.