By Amelia Ferrari
6th grade, DC International School, DC
With lines from “Inside the Lives of 4 Syrian Refugee Families” by Aryn Baker, a Pulitzer Center reporting project
Where do we belong?
Where do we go when the storms rage and the fires blaze
And when we seek shelter
Where do we end up?
A journey full of uncertainty, fear and anticipation
We are always searching for something, but what is it?
Suffering and pain, searching in vain
For a place to stay
To raise a family
Just for them
Take whatever risk, whatever sacrifice just for them
After suffering through all that
After fighting so hard
Do you get what you want
More or less
We have to start from zero
To start over
From the beginning
But this time what path do we choose to follow
For the good or for the worse
Sadness changes people
We see things only the way we want to
Uncertainty, fear and anticipation
So could they be good?
Could they be bad?
The scary things,
The sad things,
The painful things
Don’t have to be that way
They shape us
Shapes us the most
My name is Amelia Ferrari and I am a 6th-grade student who goes to DC International School. I like pizza and chocolate!