The Cast Away
Beneath waves of Aleppo bricks
a baby girl's reborn -
from dusty womb
she leaves Mother and Father behind
her shipwrecked cries
a deliverance from hell -
or perhaps (after all) another surrender
as drone of fighter jets return
to tremble earth and sky.
by Margaret Bednar, September 30, 2016
and here https://youtu.be/63PCZktePrY is another heart-rendering video.
This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Fireblossom Friday's - Emily Dickinson - Shipwreck" I hope my poem loosely qualifies for the theme - I have been disturbed lately by a number of videos similar to this one - one was of a little baby being dug from the rubble - I was also moved to see (on Fox News) a Syrian refugee family in California very thankful for being here... they had to wait for three years to be vetted and arrive in America. The father is "studying" and learning so he can work at a gas station... and wants to be independent as soon as possible for his young family. Lots to think about.