We have to help. If you can, think about donating to Kids in Need of Defense. It's an organization which helps protect unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone. There are several other wonderful organizations, too.

Uncle Sam the Bogeyman

A government should never come for
Little hands, hauled off by the claws of Uncle Sam

Would you notice if they were less tan,
Their language familiar,  their hair colored like sand

Status nor paper allows us the right
To pry apart families who fled in fright

It may not be new, but it is worse, indeed
An influx of kids in detention facilities

A deterrent or not, the action alone is cruel
Refugees pray that what we can, we will do

Actions may be illegal, but this is not true of people
These are not the virtues of our revered Bald Eagle

America is great when it reaches out its hand,
Not opens its fist to snatch kids like the bogeyman

Poetry by MsImaginary
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Written on 2018-06-18 at 20:05

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I will modify my last sentence: Rest in Hell, Republican Party, U.S.A. Come November, vote Blue, please!

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I applaud you. there can be nothing more terrifying and damaging to a child than being snatched away from a parent with no hope or indication that they will ever come together again. I think back as a child and how I cried when my parents first left me in a daycare for maybe an hour or two. I was terrified. I can't even imagine that this is being done. The U.S.A., the country with the Statue of Liberty standing at the bay is nothing now but a place of hate and cruelty. :(

Thanks for reminding us of places where one can donate to defend the children. They need hugs and someone to hold them on their lap and read them stories, brush their hair, anything that comes close to simulating a pretend mother. They have nothing but each other now. This has to stop, but it won't because of one evil dictator. R.I.P. U.S.A.