Friends, enemies and the rest,
I beseech you to make
a bridge across the pond
to carry the dispossessed to safety.
Be generous with your money
to help feed poor refugees.
The DNA in their cells is human, like ours.
We are family under the skin.
Persuade the organs of the press
to stop spreading fear and panic.
Grit your teeth and admit the shame
of governmental knee jerk response skirting reality.
Send out a signal from your ivory towers
that the door is open in welcome.
For Brenda’s Sunday Whirl