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Let Them In

Poetry is the heart of literature. A story is fine, a poem reaches the soul quickly eliciting raw emotion, and a Poem that is story Rules!

People the world over suffer at the hands of tyranny and injustice while many of us sit in the comfort of liberty clutching the purse of freedoms we fear will come undone. As we debate what schools our children will attend or what dish will help alleviate kilograms we've put on, there are those at our borders hoping to join the conversations.

This Poem is one inspired by those who hope we let them into our nations and our frivolity. Whether it is from a nation or a neighborhood, we have room. Let them in.

Would we do any less to obtain liberty?

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What human awakes and thinks hate is where he or she belongs? Let them in.

In the name of all that is free and lovely, LEt them in.

By the truth of freedom to all God's children, LET them in.

Give them shelter and a caring hand. LET Them in.

Slaves from the graves cry "LET THem in!"

LET THEm in and be a refuge from the evil of the world.

Be the hope that caused them to travel by the thousands. LET THEM in.

Miles and miles to get a chance at freedom they walk! LET THEM In!

If they looked more like us and had cash would we LET THEM IN?


If it were you or I looking at freedom from a distance, we'd want in!

With the promise of it to all who seek after liberty, we'd want in!


Would we do any less to obtain liberty? Come in.

Are people wrong for wanting it, daring to reach for a better life? Come in.

Come in.

Comments

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on June 08, 2021:

A B, we definitely need to be careful and cautious about who we let in, I agree. Just because I want them in does not mean we should not do so with wisdom. We will be judged by how well we do that.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on June 08, 2021:

Vidya, I am humbled by your words and if I shed any light on any matter, it is because God blessed me with that ability. I give Him that honor because those are His children who await us to do right by them. Empathy is what matters in the end for a change to come.

A B Williams from Central Florida on June 07, 2021:

Yes, just as we did at Ellis Island, we must know who they are and if their intentions are honorable, as the many people continue to come, from all corners of the world.

VIDYA D SAGAR on June 06, 2021:

Awesome poetry with so much depth and meaning. All are God's children, have to let them in. They have walked thousands of miles with the hope of freedom. I loved the lines 'If it were you or I looking at freedom from a distance, we'd want in!. Empathy is what matters here. Good day friend. Thanks for sharing.

Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 06, 2021:

You are welcome my dear friend!

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on June 06, 2021:

John, thanks for reading. You have so many poems that I still have to read.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on June 06, 2021:

Thanks, Rawan for reading and commenting. It makes me happy you think my poem was good.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on June 06, 2021:

Thanks, Bill. I appreciated your approval.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 06, 2021:

Nice rearrangement and message, my friend. Well done!

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on June 06, 2021:

Rery, thanks for reading that poem. I was updating an old article and ready a paragraph that sounded like it was a poem. I rearranged the words and set them to a rhythm in my mind. I am glad you approve.

Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 05, 2021:

Very good

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 05, 2021:

You make good points, Rodric. Yes, let them in.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on June 05, 2021:

I put myself in their place. The least we can do is to let them in. Your poem days it all.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 05, 2021:

I'm with you, my friend! Let them in indeed!

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