Author Archives: Beate Metz

For the love of Karol…

I used to be happy in Poland. Married with 3 children our apartment was not big, but with the little we had I turned it into a loving home for the 5 of us and in all those years we … Continue reading

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Do not clip their wings…

In early 1996 one late evening the telephone rang. I was in bed but I clearly remember my son, a student at Manchester University, on the other end of the phone recounting the details of a visit to Manchester Town … Continue reading

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Longing to belong…

I’m one of those that they all really hate. I’m one of those that they talk about a lot. But also, one of those that they never talk about. One of those that are blamed for the Leave vote. I … Continue reading

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Middle-of-the-night musings

It’s the middle of the night and sleep has eluded me. I’ve been awake for hours and earlier I felt as if there was a lead weight in the pit of my stomach.  I had a sense of looming disaster … Continue reading

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Second-class citizen

I can tell you exactly when they took my identity. It was on the 24 June 2016 at 4.40am precisely. I will never forget the sharp pain I felt when they wrenched it from my heart in one single rip. … Continue reading

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