Time

 

For people to maintain our common sense,

we must acknowledge the continuity

from those that died a long time ago to those not yet born.

A time dimension necessary for all spiritual life. 1

 

Solving today’s problems,

can’t be done without providing sustainable solutions.

 

We need to know if there’s a future.

 

How are we supposed to accept migrants,

when our own people are unemployed?

Can we say no to the poor desperate, escaping death?

We can’t.

 

I doubt that anyone could stand on the shore,

greeting a ship with migrants,

saying, ‘sorry folks, we can’t let you in.’

While knowing that the ship, with people, will sink.

 

Our main problem today,

is the lack of real decisions for the future

while migrants are drowning boat after boat in the seas.

 

There’s no time line.

There’s no time.

 

Until Friday!

 

 

  1. ’För att människor ska kunna behålla sitt sunda förnuft måste de erkänna en kontinuitet mellan dem som för sedan länge dött och dem som ännu inte fötts. De rikare samhällena fråntas i allt större omfattning en tidsdimension som är nödvändig för allt andligt liv.’ Arundhati Roy, The Algebra of Infinite Justice. Translated into Swedish, Ordfront Stockholm 2003.
    Free translation from Swedish by blog author.