I wrote this poem in January 2023. Worldwide immigrants are having a hard time at the moment, especially people from non-western countries. Being Danish I guess I have always been a more ‘acceptable easy to assimilate’ kind of immigrant, as Denmark is a country similar to the UK – and with an even harsher attitude to immigrants than in Britain. I wrote this poem in solidarity with immigrants all over the world, no matter where they have travelled from and to.
I was very pleased that the poem was shared in the February 2023 newsletter of The Danish-Scottish Society. I can’t share that here as it is emailed out to everyone and not online, but I am every pleased that they included my EP on their website alongside other Danish musicians in Scotland.
I AM AN IMMIGRANT . I am an immigrant. Uprooted and moved to a foreign land. Not for safety or money, not for love or family; but because my soul needed it to become whole. Needed different soil to grow, a different language to show who I am. A different culture to meet to draw out sides of me I need, here I stand. We are the same regardless of name or national claim. We all share air and life and earth regardless of place of birth. Humans can replant. I am an immigrant - an earth inhabitant. . © Saraphir Camille Legind 2023