Lori wrote a poem to Mr Newmark and I prepared a pompom to represent the 8000 plus marginalised young people Streetspace work with every week. The poem is called Knitter Natter and also explains why charities need to be political…
Click Clack like the words politicians throw out.
A scarf of sincerity to muffle our shouts.
The embroidered homilies you wish we’d embrace,
will not give much justice to those you’ve misplaced.
We stand with the wordless,
those who’ve just lost the thread,
because no one is listening to the words being said.
We patchwork the broken,
yes we give a darn,
so please Mr Newmark
won’t you pass me the yarn.