“I shiver and I feel scared inside
When our family has to hide.
Hide inside the house all day
Because there might be a scary
I know they will take my
Close relative away.
These big men wearing green
I hear they have guns and are mean.
I fear I will get shot-
Or mommy too”.
Mommy says, “Hide
Under that bed-
Cover your head!
Don’t talk or move-
till I tell you what to do!”
“I can’t go to church today
That is where my family and me pray.
I pray now for my family and me-
I hope tomorrow is better than today
For now I’m scared and I afraid.”
Written by Suzae Chevalier on October 1, 2016