From Alex, 6 Years Old

On 21 September, the White House published a letter that President Obama had received from six-year-old New Yorker Alex, offering a home to Omran, the Syrian boy whose photo had circulated widely.

Please tell the boy in the ambulance
To come and live at ours
And we will greet him in the street
With flags, balloons and flowers

Beneath that dust I know he must
Be frightened as can be
But when he’s washed the bloodstains off
I think he’ll look like me

Oh come to see us, Omran, please
And stay here if you like
Catherine will share her teddy bear
And I will share my bike

I’ll show you how to ride it round
We’ll play and kick a ball
But get here quick before the bricks
Build Mister Donald’s wall

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