Refugee’s Sonnet

When fear and weakness, fear’s true face, combine
To harden hearts and undermine our sense
Of unity, thus seeking just to find
A way to lock ourselves inside the fence
Of our own selfishness, our own conceit
That tells us we are not that which we fear,
That our beliefs are permanent, complete,
Must never change, adapt from year to year–
Then we can justify ourselves, with pride
Close up our borders, send our bombs to kill
Their innocents, those who have loudly cried
For help, for freedom, for relief. But still,
Be careful to avoid seeing their eyes,
For once you do, you’ll also hear their cries.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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