Amanda Briggs

“God is our refuge and strength,
          a very present help in trouble.
              therefore we will not fear,
      though the earth should change,
      though the mountains shake
              in the heart of the sea;
      though its waters roar and foam,
      though the mountains tremble
              with its tumult.” ~ Psalm 46

We came
to America
as Refugees
from WW II
Our passports
were German
Six  children
all birthed
in Japan

We came
to America
as Refugees
were met by
gracious folk
open hearts
open hands
set free to
live free


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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4 Responses to Refugees

  1. and we are better for having enfolded you

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