why must we fear it
eyes not like mine
skin toned as the earth
tongues form sounds unknown
they come in peace
but we blame and cast away
they live, hurt, love, and bleed
we all cry and sing, dream and die
let’s hold hands and see beauty
wipe each other’s tears
though a stranger they may be
we are brothers all the same
“Give to those who have nothing to give you”Rupi Kaur
As people on this planet, I believe we shouldn’t have a narrow view. My life and your life, our choices affect the world. We shouldn’t only care for our own prospects. We shouldn’t frown upon those who are struggling to adapt to a new life. See the strength in their efforts, and remember that we don’t know what brought them here looking for something better. An act of kindness to a stranger who might not know our side of the world shouldn’t be withheld. Do our part to welcome those who are new. Just take a moment to smile at them, or see a way you could help them on their way. We all carry the 99.9% of the same DNA, so we are all truly brothers. Let’s act like it.
The poem and writing above is a rumination inspired by Coldplay’s upcoming album Everyday Life. I don’t think I mentioned this before, but Coldplay is my favorite band. They pre-released the songs Orphans, which touches the topic of refugees, and Everyday Life. They are amazing songs and I recommend them.
Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day or evening wherever you are!