Asylum seeker by AnneMaree Eddy

I can’t imagine living in a country where war is all I know

But I can try… And the thought is distressing

 

I can’t imagine living in a place where I see people killed around me

But I can try… And the thought is heart breaking

 

I can’t imagine seeing the result of bombs going off in my neighbourhood

But I can try… And the thought is frightening

 

I can’t imagine having my husband, sons, daughters or family members dying from political turmoil

Bur I can try… And the thought is devastating

 

I can’t imagine the fear of family members disappearing never to be seen again

But I can try… And the thought is shattering

 

I can’t imagine living in fear of torture for my beliefs

But I can try… even though the thought horrifies me

 

I can’t imagine having to leave everything I own, love and know to try to be safe

But I can try… And am overwhelmed

 

I can’t imagine being an asylum seeker

But I need to try…

 

No matter how hard I try I can only imagine the pain, the heartbreak, the suffering.

I don’t live it. I don’t feel it.

Those who seek asylum here, it is their reality.

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