Until the Time Comes
We received an email in response to our Chair, Adrian Roper’s comments published by the Western Mail.
The email contained a wonderful poem by Mr Phil Madden which we’re happy to reproduce here with Mr Madden’s kind permission. Before the poem a little about Mr Madden in his own words.
I live in Abergavenny. I have worked all my life supporting people with disabilities and their families. I am the current Chair of Learning Disability Wales. I have become friends with a family who are refugees from Iran and I am learning a great deal from their stories of Iranian culture and their own bravery..
The poem (almost there!) is described by Phil as follows.
The main drive in the poem was the idea of ‘noticing’. At the time my mind was full of the images described, all of which were from ‘real’ life. I didn’t know what to ‘do ‘ with them. In the end I wrote them as they were as succinctly as I could-let the poem speak for itself.
Thank you to Mr Phil Madden for sharing this with us all.