Jacson Gelato


The Refugees - Poem by Jacson Gelato

Have you tried to find clothes for others
than for your own self?
Have you tried to give food to others
than to feed your own self?
Have you tried to bring a homeless
than to sleep alone in your house?
Have you tried to ask your own mind
than to doubt others generosity?
Have you tried to let others exist
than to let your own self seek protection?
Have you tried to ever be a refugee
than to watch another be on the road with despair?
Have you ever tried to be human
than to observe the helplessness of others?

Topic(s) of this poem: refugees


Comments about The Refugees by Jacson Gelato

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/22/2016 10:33:00 PM)


    Have you tried to bring a homeless
    than to sleep alone in your house?
    ....
    Have you tried to ever be a refugee
    than to watch another be on the road with despair?
    Have you ever tried to be human
    than to observe the helplessness of others?
    A great sensitive approach to the problem of refugees.
    Thanks for sharing.10 for it.
    Subhas
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  • Seamus O' Brian (9/22/2016 12:05:00 PM)


    Here we sit at our keyboards, while mothers clutch their children wondering if they will ever have a future- or even worse- dig through rubble hoping for some sign that their missing child might still be alive. The oppression of man against his neighbor, causing displacement and forced migration, the palpable fear of those whose security and placid prosperity are threatened by this displacement. A humble teacher once instructed, Love your neighbor as your self.

    Oh, if it were only so.
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  • Rajnish Manga (9/22/2016 6:00:00 AM)


    Have you ever tried to be human
    than to observe the helplessness of others? /... All the questions raised in the poem open up a Pandora's box for those who are still indecisive on the global refugee problem. Thanks.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/22/2016 5:34:00 AM)


    To be human! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (9/22/2016 5:20:00 AM)


    This is an admirable piece of writing and touches the soul.
    We should always welcome refugees. forced from their
    homes. How much loss would we feel in the same position?
    well merited Poem of the Day
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  • Nosheen Irfan (9/22/2016 2:53:00 AM)


    Thought-provoking write. Full of empathy n compassion. Kudos (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (9/22/2016 1:35:00 AM)


    Congratulations on poem of the day. You asked some excellent questions. My favorite was

    Have you ever tried to be human?
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  • (9/22/2016 1:08:00 AM)


    A beautifully conceived realistic poem elaborating the ins and outs of refugees. Heartiest Congratulations for inking such a touching poem as also on it's Poem Of The Day. (Report) Reply

  • (9/8/2015 2:44:00 AM)


    Excellent portrayal of the refugees, they have nothing and need everything, how have we helped to nurture, feed, clothe and shelter them? Very good questions to be asking. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015



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