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Crumb of Thought MAG

May 3, 2016
By helen_ikonic GOLD, Toronto, Ontario
helen_ikonic GOLD, Toronto, Ontario
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Favorite Quote:
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." -Bill Gates

"Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. Go for it." -10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

My name is in the media.
Not my name,
My family’s name.

Not my family’s name,
My country’s name.

Fighting for our lives,
Sprinting toward that oh-so-faint
Flicker of hope in that faraway land.
Toward freedom,
Toward new lives.

But why, when we arrive
In this foreign new haven,
Are we shunned by so many
Loved by so few
Turned ’way by all?

All we want –
All I crave –

Spare us a crumb of thought.

The author's comments:

In light of the recent wave of refugees seeking safe, warm, and welcoming arms, this poem is dedicated to them.

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on Aug. 20 2016 at 12:10 am
pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
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Words can't describe the level of deepness your words penetrate. I love that you dedicated this poem to refugees seeking a safe home. It really gets down into the heart of what they go through. Amazing work!