Written for: Poets United Midweek Motif~The Kindness of Strangers
Your Challenge: Write a new poem that draws attention to the kindness of strangers.
These Strangers in a foreign World
by Emily Dickinson
These Strangers, in a foreign World,
Protection asked of me —
Befriend them, lest Yourself in Heaven
Be found a Refugee —
In the realm of possibilities,
a stranger can become a friend.
Pretend you are that new kid
in school, every face unfamiliar
to you. One smile, a word or
two, and you can ease another’s
fears. In the realm of possibilities,
you may be the stranger.