All I want is to be free of War and Persecution
to find a place where my family can grow without fear…
we have walked so many miles to get away
to find a place of safety only to find the path is blocked
we wait in hope to be given a place of safety.
Other have traveled over sea,
not knowing the dangers ahead without food and water
so many cramped into such a small boat
there is no room to move
we are at the mercy of the sea
as soon as we get close to land
some jump out and swim.
This time the land is free from war
though we are expected to seek asylum in the first country we enter
but there are so many people
those countries are overwhelmed
we must keep moving…
What about us?
this is our home
we are struggling to survive as it is…
What if the tables were turned
if our country was filled with war and persecution
fleeing for our lives, would others welcome us?
protect us? or stop us from going further?
We could send aid… or close the door
we could give shelter… or change the TV channel
if we can’t see it then it can’t possibly be real…
we might not have much but it’s a comfortable life.
Someone is knocking at the door… I can ignore it, though
If I answer the door… I may find someone who needs my help!