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Take us home

20 Jun

We don’t know why we’re here
Far away from our hearth and home
All we know now is gnawing fear
And an abiding gloom

We don’t know why wars are waged
Or why landmines lie in the grass
We don’t know of barricades or borders
Or the punishment for trespass

We don’t know why we were snatched away
From loving arms and hearts
We’re too young to gauge the wisdom
Of shattering a “whole” into parts

Our limbs are too little, our sobs too soft
Will you hear us above the din?
Will you take us back to the warmth we know
Forgiving us our sins

Of hoping to grow in a better world
Where love builds cosy nests
And the songs of Spring echo all around
After seasons of unrest.

 
5 Comments

Posted by on June 20, 2018 in Community, Poetry

 

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5 responses to “Take us home

  1. P C JAIN

    June 25, 2018 at 8:26

    so well articulated the pain of young and the affected Families.One only hopes The all powerful Trump cud listen.

     
    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      June 25, 2018 at 8:26

      I read somewhere that he is reviewing his policy. There was indeed much outcry against it which shows that humaneness is still going strong and that brings hope.

       
  2. Renitha Raveendran

    June 20, 2018 at 8:26

    Very touching!

     
    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      June 25, 2018 at 8:26

      It’s sad that such things happen in so called evolved times., isn’t it?

       
      • Renitha Raveendran

        August 30, 2018 at 8:26

        True. It’s very painful to see this happening, especially to the
        children 😦

         

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