Something Right in the World

The whole ESL class walked to the library yesterday. Young children, too. When we emerged, it was raining. Then this happened.

A WOMAN FROM IRAQ
fell in a puddle
while crossing an intersection
and others, from
different places, dressing
differently, speaking
different languages,
came around her to help
and to move her children, too, to safety.

I DO NOT WANT TO BE the one
found taking a snapshot
of someone’s unfortunate moment,
so I don’t have one,
but the image in my head
is a picture
of something right in this world.

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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3 Responses to Something Right in the World

  1. Katie says:

    Oh, Marilyn – I am smiling for three reasons:
    The instant desire of her fellow students to offer her aid,
    Your post which helped me picture their concern and proof of caring by their action,
    and the lack of a photo:)

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