A true story of an unaccompanied asylum seeking child in Swansea. Home office has assessed his age as 4 years older than his actual date and given him a random date of birth. He was placed in a shared house with unknown adults.
Nobody knows me.
My mum was a virgin
When they said I was born,
And no, she wasn’t the Virgin Mary.
Nobody knows when I came into this world,
the day is no longer important.
I have a strange new date of birth:
four years before I was born.
They have dumped me in a strange house of grown-ups,
My mum warned me about strangers.
She said youngsters should be supervised
But nobody knows me so anyone could come.
People give me birthday wishes on a day that means nothing.
I am a stranger to myself.
I spend my birthdays alone among strangers,
Nobody cares because nobody knows me.
I cannot say this out loud, I cannot make things right.
There will be trouble if I go against them.
They will say I lie when I speak the truth,
they are strangers and nobody knows me.