Problem Child

Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light

“Problem Child”

He was sleep
when the world came down…
He opened his eyes
to a flash of light…
Sitting alone,
confused,
he struggled to understand…

They don’t want your eyes of shock
bloodied face covered in dust
motherless child…
orphan of war…
they don’t want you
face down on their flat screens,
front pages or social media walls
they don’t want you
washed up in the shore
they don’t want you
mainly…
anywhere near their home…

Problem child…
they don’t want you,
not because of your heart…
your eyes, your pain…
they don’t want you,
because of your place of birth…
because of your age…
they don’t want you anywhere near…
mainly…because of their fear…

He was sleep
when the world came down
he opened his eyes
to a flash of light…
Sitting alone,
confused,
he struggled to understand…

 

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