Seeking Refuge


Refuge is something we all desire…

Refuge from stress,

from pain,

from loneliness,

from strife,

from hunger,

from biting cold

or baking heat.

Yet, when others seek refuge…

we look out from our places of comfort

and turn a blind eye.


Shouldn’t our first instinct be…

to grant comfort,





5 thoughts on “Seeking Refuge

  1. Thank you for this lovely slice this evening. Your poem is powerful and made me stop and think. The photo at the top drew me instantly in – I totally WANT whatever refuge is beyond that gorgeous gate.


  2. So often we talk about wanting to help, to do something impactful, but it’s so much easier to stay in our comfortable place and do nothing, even turn a blind eye. You’ve captured that so well in your poem.


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