5 Comments on [Poetry Friday] Refugees Welcome: “Accepting This” by Mark Nepo and “What They Took With Them” by UNHCR

  1. Very powerful video!

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  2. I think a lot of us are looking for hope and light right now, in a world that seems to be going mad. Poetry can truly be, as you say, a balm to soothe our wounded souls.

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  3. Accepting love/wherever I can find it. I love Teaching With Fire, did not know of this one of ‘leading’, Myra. Thank you, and for the video. It humbles us, doesn’t it? I’ve been following the Philippines chaos a little bit. I’m sorry for this turmoil for you, for your family and friends.

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  4. maryleehahn // October 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm // Reply

    I’m sorry to hear that you have a political train wreck happening. It’s hard enough to watch the possibility of one here in the US, but to live with one…well, I hope we don’t have to and I’m sorry you do.

    I didn’t know there was a third book in this series! Just a week or so ago I was looking for my copy of Teaching With Fire…did I lend it to someone? 🙂

    It’s hard, but it’s always important to choose love and acceptance.

    Wow. That video.

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  5. That video is very moving. Terrifying. It reminded me of my ancestors, forced to leave, unwelcome when the arrived. Poor, starving, but determined. Hard-working. We should all be able to relate to refugees here in the US.

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