On the Move

by Angela Prew

Crammed into little boats, unseaworthy
floating coffins, thousands of men,
women and children set out
across the sea,
seeking refuge.
The World is on the move.

Homes destroyed, lives shattered, long treks
undertaken in the search for peace,
a future, hope, new lives free from
daily terror.
The World is on the move.

Rivers of desperation, always moving, restless,
always searching. Who will take them in, offer them
a home, a way to earn a living?
‘Something must be done,’ we say.
‘Not in our backyard,’ we say.
‘They must move on,’ we say.
The World is on the move.

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