You Reap What You Sow

Written by Rebecca Kenny

“You reap what you sow.”
Isn’t that what they say?
Isn’t that what you tell them as they’re working away,

In the blistering heat
In the pouring of rain,
“You reap what you sow” Whilst collecting their grain.

“You reap what you sow.”
Mother Nature is bare
Mother Nature is tortured, bones ground and flesh pare.

The fruit of your labours, The work of their hands. “You reap what you sow” Profiting from their lands.

Fairtrade for the workers!
Fairtrade for the earth!
Fairtrade for the hearts who invest in rebirth,

Of what some call a miracle, and some say is luck But whom all should agree it has been run amuck. By those who’s green fingers are dyed by the blood, Of the farmers who drown in the cooperate flood.

Of the farmers who feed and water and clothe And shelter and power and battle with throes.

Who keep us alive,
who keep us afloat
With so little reward, with so much they devote

For this I say thank you, and I send out my plea That the world opens up, to listen and see. “You reap what you sow”, this much is true Fairtrade you would seek if this farmer was


About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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