Sunday, January 24, 2016

What Would It Take - Another Poem

(Apparently, I'm on a roll...)



What would it take?

What would it take
for you to bid farewell
to your mother and father
your sisters and brothers
indefinitely

What would it take
for you to walk
thousands of miles
through heat and cold
through hunger and thirst

What would it take
for you to carry
your beloved children
through fever and fear
towards the unknown

What would it take
for you to prefer
the uncertainties and insecurities
and foreign hostilities
to all that is familiar

What would it take
for YOU to leave home
Not because you have somewhere to go
But because you have nowhere to stay
Because 'home' has ceased to be

What would it take?



2 comments:

  1. Thanks. :-)
    I'm often bewildered at how many people never seem to ask themselves this question before jumping into hateful or fearful tirades about the current crisis...

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