A thought for Olu

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.



See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Oluwale


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.


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