Destitution is destroying
Destitution is inhumane
Destitution is frightening
Destitution is so unfair.
Why should there be destitution, destitution in our city of Sanctuary.
Why should there be destitution, destitution in our city, our lovely Bristol.
Destitution is depressing
Destitution is so unfair
Destitution is degrading
Destitution is should not be there.
Why should there be destitution, destitution in our city of Sanctuary, why should there be destitution, destitution in our city lovely old city of Bristol.
Today Patrick sang this song in the Bristol Refugee Rights welcome centre, whilst we showed photos from the chains of destitution sleep out last week.
Then some of us joined Anna from Bristol City of Sanctuary for a Holocaust Memorial Day event, where we remembered all of those who suffered so much in the holocaust. We met people from across Bristol who are facing and fighting discrimination. Esam and Pat told many people about the situation destitute asylum seekers experience in Bristol.
This song symbolises for me the way destitution makes people feel and how it's a way of persecuting people, a message I hope we got across to people today.
@bristolcos @bristolrefugeer A BIG thank you to people like Esam and Pat for sharing such moving stories. One day sanity will prevail.— City of Sanctuary (@BristolCoS) January 24, 2013