The true heroes of our world choose to flee, instead of pushing automatic rifles into the hands of their sons. A poem from the "Berlin Anthology".
Giving up the roots
the land of their ancestors
the soil that keeps their history.
over blood stained future.
Choosing new soil
for a future for their children. Not
because of greed,
It takes courage to leave all
that is known.
It takes courage
to set foot on boats,
that most of them sink into
the cold, deep sea.
It takes courage beyond words to
settle in a new land,
where all that was is no more but a
The true heroes of our world, leave
behind their small fortunes, their
their family, their
–They choose peace.
The true heroes of our world choose
instead of pushing
automatic rifles into
of their sons.
Togehter with the International Literature Festival Berlin we have called on authors to contemplate the fates of refugees and asylum-seekers in literary form. The "Berlin Anthology" is now available for download.