Syrian Refugee, To mumma
Mumma please find a new home for me,
Somewhere like Syria before, where I was extremely happy,
I know there were bombs going off permanently,
And I understand it was only safe to flee.
They took away everything from us,
Including lives, schools, homes and trust.
I don’t understand why we were caught in the fuss,
And now our lives have been made to accordingly adjust.
I miss how easy my life was before,
My mind never knew of this disastrous thing called war.
But those memories are something I have to ignore,
As they spark my eyes to weep and pour.
Now hear us children, hear our song,
What did we ever do that was so wrong,
We’ve tried our hardest in school all year long,
Why do we have to act so strong?
I didn't like being scared,
But I was lucky to have a soldier like you that cared,
I know we were caught off guard and unprepared,
But now we need help to get our lives repaired.
I know before we could survive on our own,
We could buy our own bread and our stomachs never moaned.
We've been left with nothing since we became part of the dropping zone,
I wish we could've been just left alone.
I know we've exceeded our shop credits,
And this outcome has made you feel purely pathetic,
But Mumma we know its not your fault and its something you cant edit,
I would do anything to help you forget it.
I know you feel guilty asking anyone for aid,
Stop being proud because it will take my pain away,
All we've got to live in are these tents which are frayed,
One day you can repay all this kindness, one day you'll have your job back, the one where you got paid.
The one I feel for is my little sister,
She's disabled and because of the lack of medical help her skins starting to blister,
I keep holding her close, to hug and kiss her,
because soon I know I'm going to really really miss her.
Mumma I know you wish you could do more for the little one,
But your my super hero, you sheltered us from the guns,
Not everyones been so lucky since this war has begun,
I know thats why you feel like they’ve already won.
I hear you cry yourself to sleep
But I can’t help to watch and peep.
We’ll always be stood by you,
You don’t have to hide your pain like you do.
Don’t blame yourself mum,
Because of you, look how far we’ve come!
See what our family has managed to escape from,
I only wish now our pain could be numbed.
Mumma remember you are my super hero
You’ve won this war infinity to zero!
Copyright © Georgie Elmer | Year Posted 2016
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