Refugees, displaced persons,
ethnic cleansed, homeless,
Those, who in this world
experience death before dying,
to stir our apathetic hearts
you invade the comfort of our homes
through hi-tec images, internet-info.
Like satellite pictures
beamed from another galaxy
we gaze in disbelief.
Perhaps guilt makes us feel relieved
when the picture changes
to the latest soap
or some healthy life-style show.
How can we comprehend such pain,
such raw anguish
from the comfort of an armchair?