A Life Like This
by Luanne Crosby
I wrote this wondering why I'm so lucky to have the life that I have when so many others, like Syrian refugees, are struggling to stay alive.
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Why somewhere safe, with so little fear?
Finds me living in this place?
I did nothing more than be born a mother’s child
In a peaceful land where fortune smiled
Nor ringed by raging fires
Set by warring sides
Who’s walked 1000 miles, and faced the sea?
But we were born with different names.
I did not choose my circumstances, nor did you
Yours a life of struggle, mine of a privileged few
I’ve known mostly comforts
You’ve known endless war
But neither knows what for
Who received the gift
Of a life like this?