Poem On Why We Shouldn’t Just Pray For Paris But For The World Goes Viral
Delhi based blogger Karuna Ezara Parikh wrote this poem and shared it on Facebook, Instagram and twitter after the devastating attacks on Paris soil shocked the world.
In her Facebook post, she wrote:
I woke this morning deeply disturbed by the news from #Paris, but more amazed by the attention it received on social media. I understand Paris is a beloved and familiar space for a lot of people, but it troubled me that #Beirut, a city my father grew up in, had received so little attention after the horrific bombings two days earlier. It also troubled me that #Baghdad, a place I have absolutely no connection with, received even less attention after the senseless bombing that took place there last week. Worst of all, I found the understanding of the refugee crisis skewed and simplistic. If you’ve been following the journeys of the people leaving their homes around the world right now, perhaps you’ll understand why the words #SyrianRefugeeCrisis are just as devastating as #PrayForParis. It’s time to pray for humanity. It is time to make all places beloved. It’s time to pray for the world.
The Poem touched people all over the world as it was shared 134,000 times on Facebook.
How many of you support her take on the issue with this poem?
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