“I do not want to be an immigrant”

This poem was inspired by a very special book I’ve been re-reading this week, written in exile by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, entitled Letter to a Hostage, in which the famed pilot and children’s book author wrote about his worry for his friends living in Nazi-occupied France. Although he is most famous for writing the children’s classic The Little Prince, it is his WWII writings that seem most relevant today.

Aerial view of Lviv, Ukraine

If you liked this poem, please support the work of Nova Ukraine, United Help Ukraine or Razom, three experienced local organizations helping war refugees and internally displaced civilians on the front lines.



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