“War is at the doorstep. What do you expect me to do?”

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #219

Include the sentence somewhere in your piece. “War is at the doorstep. What do you expect me to do?”

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“War is at the doorstop. What do you expect me to do?”

By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

“War is at the doorstop. What do you expect me to do?” Asked Poland of the little Ukrainian girl standing on the steps of the Palac Prezydencki. Her small frame although dwarfed by President Andrzej Duda, remained standing tall in front of him.

“We can not worry about Russia and her desire to reintegrate Ukraine little girl, we must focus our energies on returning Poland to a higher state of Christianity that we might do good in the world.” He turned and left her standing on those opulent marble steps alone.

“War is at the doorstop. What do you expect me to do?” Asked Hungary of the little Ukrainian girl standing outside the many windowed facade of Sandor Palace. President Janos Ader patted the child on her head, the smile beneath his neatly trimmed mustache warm and welcoming.

“At this time our focus must remain on the ability of this government to protect its economy against the influx of immigrants in order to keep our country a viable and strong economic presence here in Europe. Now run home little girl and tend to your own business.” He smiled, patted her head and turned away, leaving the little girl standing outside the protection of his magnificent walls, alone.

“War is at the doorstop. What do you expect me to do?” Asked the United States of the bedraggled child hovering outside the security gates surrounding the walls of the White House. President Joe Biden looked down at the tiny child standing outside, shivering in the cold February rain. He called to her from the warm, secure Oval Office where he sat with his pen at the ready.

“I am prepared to authorize sanctions against Russia,” he said, shaking his finger pointedly so the television cameras would be sure to send his intimidating image to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “But, we mustn’t ostracize our European allies so the sanctions will be light.” Before President Biden bid the trembling girl farewell, he quietly and very firmly stuck his head into the crumbling sand at his feet.

13 Comments

  1. trishsplace says:

    Wow. You’re a powerful writer, Gypsie.

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    1. Thank you most kindly Trish. It’s the only weapon I have against this insane injustice. 🙏

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Outstanding piece, Amie! Thanks a ton for the contribution!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You are most welcome Reena. Thank you for reading my work! 😊

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      1. Reena Saxena says:

        I’m a fan of yours 🙂

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      2. Awwhh! (Blush) You have honored me, truly! ☺️

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    War is at the doorstep …. by Amie Offenbacher- Ferris

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  4. Eugenia says:

    Powerful poem, Gypsie!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you very much Eugenia. Powerful subject! ✒️

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  5. 247paulgray says:

    Good One Gypsie.
    All I see at night is from the past.
    When the most powerful stood off for political reasons in the 90’s and many, many innocents died.

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    1. And before that time as well. So many wars started over what someone else wants but has no right to. The scenario is the same, the lives lost are what’s new. Thank you Paul.

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  6. Thank you for the reblog. It is an honor. 😊

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