Let Them Live

the only home they have ever known

land of their ancestors since the beginning of time

they must leave

the rebels kill torture rape the girls and women

steal the boys put guns in their hands

make them kill

they starve

they die

in the camps they sign papers

going to the new country

jobs food shelter education

a new life they go

to america

only to find

that they are hated and feared

their religion is wrong

their language hides

their skin is dark

their clothing hides

the people in this america

are ignorant and afraid

they don’t even know of what

they can’t go back

they just want to live

let them live

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