All I want is to be free of War and Persecution

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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!

About localpreacherforkliftdriver

I am currently a Methodist Minister in the Huddersfield Circuit with pasoral charge of Hade edge, Scholes, Parkwood and Bradley churches. Views are my own.
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