A Multitude from far across the sea

A multitude from far across the sea
is begging to be lent a helping hand
and asking if we’ll share with them this land
They claim that from their nations they must flee

“They pose a risk, they’re not like you and me,
so send them back into their desert sand
for with them, won’t this country be less grand?”
is what the leader says with pompous glee

with thoughts that they are safe, a nation sleeps
while those who live in torment have to wait
not knowing if they’ll ever have a home
or if their fate is to forever roam
on earth, it seems, that none care of their fate
above, though, heaven trembles as God weeps

~~

a Petrarchan Sonnet for the Daily Post. Prompt word today is tremble

Also sharing this with dVerse OLN

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16 thoughts on “A Multitude from far across the sea

  1. Sadly, I imagine most people will get in bed and sleep deeply, as I do at this point. I’m sorry for the refugees and those split apart by war but right now, I have other priorities on my mind. Well written poem.

  2. Well the travel ban of the USA holds on ~ In Canada, I don’t mind people coming in as long as they are vetted and will integrate with society. Of course my heart goes out to all those suffering from war and hate ~ The pictures of those migrants on the boats are sad but we try to help when we can ~

  3. I liked this line: “for with them, won’t this country be less grand?” Usually one welcomes a population increase to help improve the economy, but perhaps this view is a sign that a recession is near.

  4. I love the ending, and this section:

    “with thoughts that they are safe, a nation sleeps
    while those who live in torment have to wait
    not knowing if they’ll ever have a home”

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