Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Thousands of people are displaced and many have died. European crisis calls for compassion and action but the world is yet to come to terms with the crisis. Many countries and many people are not even aware of the crisis. Many European governments and nationals are reacting in a very surprising manner. This is the crisis of humanity and will define how Europe and World value morals and human beings.
The death of Aylan Kurdi gave the face to the crisis. May his soul rest in peace. Read his story on Guardian UK
I was heart-broken to see his dead body. It shocked me. Here was my response in a short few lines.
Aylan & iPhone7
It was not Aylan that was drowned that day
A part of our humanity died that day
Thousands leaving their daily lives for a better tomorrow
Detaching their umbilical homes with a sorrow
Moving out for a better future in an alien land
Moving out seniors in wheelchairs and toddlers in hand
Will they find a better life?
Or will they perish in a man-made strife
Ash, what is the point of this poetry?
When entire Mediterranean is a growing cemetery
May Aylan find peace in Heaven
May the famous Syrian refugee show him iPhone Seven
Maybe they will take selfie in heavenly sunshine
And our world continues just as fine!