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Where To? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Sunday – Fugacious

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Photo: news.com.au. Syrian refugees 2015.

 

“There is absolutely no solidarity in the West towards its own victims, and the recent ‘refuge crisis’ is direct proof of it.”  Andre Vitchek

 

Where To?

This fugacious life
where lives fall off,
from Bethlehem to Alexandria,
Kampala to London,
Kabul to Islamabad,
Jaffna to Darwin,
bullets and noose,
leaking tents with
open dreams,
desperate souls
risking boiling seas,
dashing fear on rocks of despair,
holding child heirlooms,
selling dignity,
leaving identity,
trading death for death,
broken spirits seeking refuge
in resistant places
west of our insouciance,
hoping against hope.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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