I can’t imagine living in a country where war is all I know
But I can try… And the thought is distressing
I can’t imagine living in a place where I see people killed around me
But I can try… And the thought is heart breaking
I can’t imagine seeing the result of bombs going off in my neighbourhood
But I can try… And the thought is frightening
I can’t imagine having my husband, sons, daughters or family members dying from political turmoil
Bur I can try… And the thought is devastating
I can’t imagine the fear of family members disappearing never to be seen again
But I can try… And the thought is shattering
I can’t imagine living in fear of torture for my beliefs
But I can try… even though the thought horrifies me
I can’t imagine having to leave everything I own, love and know to try to be safe
But I can try… And am overwhelmed
I can’t imagine being an asylum seeker
But I need to try…
No matter how hard I try I can only imagine the pain, the heartbreak, the suffering.
I don’t live it. I don’t feel it.
Those who seek asylum here, it is their reality.
Powerfully thought-provoking, AnneMaree.
Love and thanks,
Thank you Anne Marie. I’d like to share it with my students. Carl
Thank you – very powerful.