Our sons

This appears as a suggested reading in the 2023 Migration Worship and Resource Pack

Our sons, our grandsons, our nephews, our cousins
Are from Surrey, England, Eritrea, Kurdistan, Sudan, Afghanistan
Want to be plumbers, doctors, cricketers, barbers, engineers, nurses, mechanics, actors
Worry about exams
Leave clothes on the floor
Love rap
Hate getting up in the morning
Love football
Worry about the future
Like hanging out with friends
Love their Mums
Waste time on Tiktok
Call all their friends “bro”
Hate vegetables
Eat takeaway food
Want to stay out later
Can’t wait to be grown up
Want more money to spend on clothes
Want to be happy
They are all our precious sons.”

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