Making a Difference – a poem by Lemn Sissay, Chancellor of The University of Manchester



we are shaking and breaking and waking indifference we are quaking and taking and making a turbulence we are working observing recording research in we're in were conferring subverting referring were counting the minutes the moments the loss redress in the balance addressing the cost we are citing and fighting it's all in the writing the spark is igniting in dark we are whitening were breaking the brackets the fact is the planets in rackets and rackets of rackets in brackets the systems the victims that Dammann the scamming the biased predicting the beating and banning we teach through closed doors we're not listening we hear when heads turn away will we volunteer to relent the senses the Damned and defenseless our words are the action the louder reaction we count the cells in illness we name the unnamed we count the invisible we make change we work we stand tall we rise up to be counted we work above all we climb mountains the skills we exchanged the breaking of chains the actions sustained the makers of change we are shaking and breaking and waking indifference we are quaking and taking and making a difference you

6 thoughts on “Making a Difference – a poem by Lemn Sissay, Chancellor of The University of Manchester

  1. What a voice together with visuals and wording that make the film transcend about life. We should all strive to do better. Well done!

  2. I wish it will showed to televisions worldwide. Nice commercial for a university.

  3. This is an outstanding poem that portrays UoM enthusiastic vision for making a change in the future.

  4. This poem inspires me to make a difference…I am downloading and keeping this version on my phone to watch…every day

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