Photographer Sue Thomson with Home, Corporate, & Church Based Art plus Poetry and Christian Perspectives
By Sue Thomson
Later, I was given an envelope with
All that he had left were the clothes on his back.
They had erased his life as a Dreamer.
All he had worked so hard for…
He came here all alone
Sent by his parents
to find a better life
when he was only 13.
He worked hard
and grew into a man
whom others respected.
He gave to others
when he had little of his own.
Who decides who is worthy
and who is not?
they wait quietly
checking names off their lists
of those who were listed as Dreamers…
His only offense
was that he was stopped twice
when he much younger
for driving without a license,
but he did have a valid state id…
The names on their list have no meaning to them,
but are just mere notches on their belts…
representing another job well done.
How can they go home each night
and not feel the pain of what they have done
…or should I say what they have undone?
They took him away
as if he was unworthy to be in this country…
never acknowledging all the good he had done…
Not caring if he was a husband
or a father,
even when his child had exceptional needs…
There was no allowance for any type of discussion what-so-ever…
This is a continuing story based on good friends of author Sue Thomson, as she delves into the effects of deportation and the emotional ramifications which are usually not experienced or felt by many of us in the United States. The story is written from a wife’s perspective. Sue Thomson has set up a Go Fund Me page to help this beautiful family, as they sort out their future and care for their little girl’s medical needs. Please consider making a donation small or large. https://www.gofundme.com/mellynas-fund-to-get-her-dad-back