September 12, 2015

Women and children among Syrian refugees striking at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station. Refugee crisis. Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe, 4 September 2015 by Mstyslav Chernov

Let young boys sleep and

Don’t wake them up in their dreams.

Let young boys sleep.

Don’t mention the war stories

Or the lack of fish,

But let young boys sleep

Aylan crossing the seas,

Drowning right by our feet.

Let the young boys sleep

Fly away from the site

And stare the beast in the eye.

The story is one and the same

Not a drop of blood lost in vain.

Let’s wake up from the trance

And adopt a new stance.

Let young boys sleep

Giving them a fighting chance.

Spend the night by their side,

Sing them a lullaby.

Purify the air,

Invite the angels to this dance.

Leave the windows open

So the moonlight can touch their skin,

Be like the gentle wind

Enveloping their nakedness

With the sweet aromas of the night.

Fight your demons in the dark

Be forever brave, or evil,

But let young boys sleep