crisis unfolds – worlds collide
where do I belong?
born in the midst of
those who see me, as the one
lost, I search for a
little compassion, just once
so fear can subside
Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015
This post was inspired by a television show on Germany TV, where comedians and poets, who happen to be Muslim – and have spent most of their lives, if not all of it, in Germany – deal with the current tension, by using humor, art, and words to relief some of the fear of extremism.
Extremism goes both ways – not only from those whom we see murdering people, but also in our reaction to those who share nationality and/or faith with those whom done those atrocities. The veiled woman in the store, or the Middle Eastern gentleman passing by is not responsible in a personal sense for these deaths. Lets keep that in mind, and create dialogue, instead of more fear and hate.