Changing Lives

a senryu chain for OLN at  dVerse – I missed the Changes prompt earlier in the week.

Everything changes
nothing stays the same for long –
keeps us on our toes

I hope fortune changes
for families fleeing in fear –
pray they find a home

Safety from fighting,
shelter, warmth and nourishment  –
a secure welcome

Stability comes
from homely normality –
where is it for them?


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19 Responses to Changing Lives

  1. Ayala says:

    It is sad and hopefully things will get better.

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  2. Gabriella says:

    Very good poetic response to current events! I particularly like the last stanza.

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  3. Kathy Reed says:

    I like your senyu about the drastic change taking place far from us. Who would have thought they would find themselves in those circumstances one day…we should open our doors wide.

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  4. Sadly in the most expensive homes..
    Sadly with the most educated parents..
    Sadly children often suffer the
    most where
    is no
    to immigrate
    but hell in first
    world problems…
    Children need Love

    And soon as those Muslim children reach shore with
    family.. those clearly defined social roles will be perhaps
    uncomfortable for some.. never the less.. clearly defined..:)

    As Liberal as i can BE and AM.. there are very good reasons
    to be conservative.. to survive and reproduce.. AND enough ARE..;)


  5. Mary says:

    I hope fortune for these families change as well. They have been through so much! We need to help..

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  6. kanzensakura says:

    Wonderful form with the use of the senryu. The situation is hard and painful and one can only hope there is truly home at the end of the journey.

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  7. You bring the hard stark truth to the forefront in a way that confronts personally…I know that for me, comfort and a sense of balance of place does come from having a “home base” so to speak…where does it come from for them…good question, indeed. Powerful, Viv.

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  8. It’s good to call attention to the current situation with the Syrian refugees. It seems so hopeless.

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  9. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Such a lot of empathy in this poem 🙂 Beautiful work.

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  10. Grace says:

    I really hope those migrants find a welcoming home as well ~ Thanks for linking up Viv ~


  11. MarinaSofia says:

    I fully empathise – it really is shocking and painful to see and hear all these sad stories.
    Was just wondering if ‘homely normality’ is too much of a tongue-twister (at least for me, it is)? Any other way of saying this without so many m and l sounds?

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  12. Misky says:

    I don’t know, Viv. It’s shocking to see what’s happening on telly. >

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  13. May I suggest a comma after ‘fighting’?

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  14. Suzanne says:

    I hope theyfinda home again soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Abhra says:

    “I hope fortune changes
    for families fleeing in fear –
    pray they find a home”

    I love this – really hope they find a home. Welcome to OLN.

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