‘The Migrant Caravan’ by Lud Wes Caribee The Society October 22, 2018 Culture, News of Note, Poetry 12 Comments (poetry by Bruce Dale Wise) The Viacruces del Migrante, migrant caravan, which started out two hundred strong has grown to thousands, and keeps on increasing as it travels north through Mexico, on foot, on trucks, these many moving thousands on the go. What does Honduras have for them, or Guatemala too— these cash-strapped, hopeless refugees—pray, tell, what will they do? Though some had been deported from the U. S. years before, they want to come back to America; they still want more. How many others hid within, like gangs and ruthless men, are desperate to join the group in hopes they can sneak in? And those, who have not ever been here in America, hope they can get into the Country anyway they can, illegally or legally—that isn’t on their minds; along the way, food, water, toilet paper, reach the lines. Where are the Seven Cities filled with gold and gilded jobs, that can absorb these wayward folks, these growing, going mobs? Behind the scenes—who’s profiting? How many are deceived? Do drug cartels believe they can make millions off of these? Hondurans fly Honduran flags, the blue and white they knew: Are they prepared to give them up for the red, white and blue? Police just watch, in Mexico, the migrants move along. Here comes the wretched refuse; huddled masses in a throng. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 12 Responses Roger October 23, 2018 No room at the inn! Reply Joe Tessitore October 23, 2018 The difference being that the Holy Family was responding to a law and wasn’t invading a foreign nation. Reply Joe Tessitore October 23, 2018 Neither did the Holy Family accept dark money to finance its journey, in exchange for allowing itself to be used as an October Surprise. C.B. Anderson October 23, 2018 So true. I’m glad you caught that. CB. Anderson October 23, 2018 Lud, You’ve pretty much summed up the situation. What we know for sure is that Mexico doesn’t want to take these people in. Mexico just passes them along, because the authorities there realize that they cannot absorb an influx of third-worlders that do nothing to enhance their national identity. I say, have pity but also temper your pity with a measure of reason. These people, if they ever want to succeed, need to transform the countries where they came from and enact their own American Revolution, for otherwise, why would we need them here? Competence, as always, is a great virtue. Reply Mary October 23, 2018 The Honduran flag is blue and white. Reply Lud Wes Caribee October 23, 2018 With Mary’s vital observation, and a little alteration, L19 has now been changed to “Hondurans fly Honduras…flags, the blue and white they knew.” This is one of the problems with writing spontaneously, as I do. It’s easy to overlook things, to make errors in judgment, in spelling, in grammar, and even in facts. Of the several hundred poems I have manufactured this year, I daresay I have had errors in several dozens of them, even those printed online. When I see the error, or someone points it out to me, I change it, so on its next printing, it is corrected. Thanks Mary for taking the time to read my poem and pointing out the required emendation. Reply Joseph S. Salemi October 25, 2018 It’s now coming out that this “caravan” has been organized by leftist organizations backed by the corrupt socialist government of Venezuela. The fact that the caravan is largely composed of able-bodied males shows that it is more of an army than a group of poor widdle unfortunates who want asylum. The Democrats made a big fuss about alleged Russian interference in our 2016 election. I wonder if they will make a peep about this blatant attempt by the leftist scum in Venezuela to influence our midterm elections. Reply C.B. Anderson October 25, 2018 My money is on: No, the Dimocrats will remain universally silent on this subject. Reply Lud Wes Caribee October 27, 2018 It seems Pueblos Sin Fronteras (Peoples Without Borders) has organized the march, as they have been organizing migrant groups to the United States of America for over a decade. As Nikki Haley has pointed out, “The US has generous asylum and refugee programs, which are the proper channels for migration. This caravan is a breeding ground for human trafficking. The US is a country of laws. If we lose that, we lose everything this country was founded on.” Reply C.B. Anderson October 29, 2018 I agree completely with the last thougt. Reply Lud Wes Caribee November 30, 2018 There are lots of alarming things about the people in the caravans; but the thing that seems most shocking to me (that even the CDC is not sending forth an alarm) is the appearance of the extremely contagious and potentially deadly TB, which had been eradicated in our nation; but is now on the rise, and has appeared in the caravans. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.