I Dream of a Different World

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

I dream of
a different world:

one where I can*
take refuge,

where you and I
will be sisters,

where the First Peoples
are striding along
with the Second peoples,
learning from each other,

where they are no longer refugees
in their own land,

where freed slaves
are helped to build
new lives with the colonists,
no longer refugees
in this new land.

I dream of
a different world:

where no one is heard
shouting from a window,

“Go back to where you came from.”

* The first two stanzas are a quote from Ariel Dorfman, a refuge.

5 Comments

Filed under Ethel Mortenson Davis, poems, Poetry

5 responses to “I Dream of a Different World

  1. eremophila

    YES YES YES!

  2. eremophila

    Reblogged this on Eremophila's Musings.

  3. I dream of that world too, Ethel. Thank you for writing it. Someday, hopefully….

  4. Beautifully expressed Ethel, and such a vital dream.

  5. “When we accept others they do this awesome thing of, in one way or another, accepting us in return. ” – Audrey Dawn. (https://oldestdaughterredheadedsister.com/2018/04/24/preparing-me/#comment-39735)
    Thus we help to make our dreams come true.

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