War in Ukraine

They woke up to the sounds of terror They checked in with their neighbours War had been declared “Where do we go?”, they wondered in despair

They packed some clothes and left Leaving behind articles close to their chest Lives upturned, buildings burned “When is it safe to return?”

Sirens sounding loud “What place do we call home now? Camps or hotels? What’s safe, who can tell?”

Soldiers passing by “Should we be proud? Should we cry? What would their families feel like? This war is not what we should fight”

Some people chose to stay “Will they survive this day? And would we ever return to this place? Would things be the same again?”

No money, no work No schools, no future Lives displaced, living day to day When peace arrives, hope it isn’t too late