This dark poem about refugees has a beautiful hidden twist

The refugee crisis is one of the biggest problems facing the world right now. According to the UNHCR, there are more than 50 million people across the globe who have had to flee their homes.

But with economic uncertainty and incidences of terror, it is perhaps understandable that people in relatively much safer countries feel the need to pull up the drawbridge.

All too often, however, that means that innocent men, women and children living in extreme hardship are turned away or not welcomed.

This week, following the awful events in Brussels, a seemingly dark poem about refugees has been shared thousands of times online.

refugees poem brian bilston backwards

And now read it backwards, one line at a time

Independent

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