Why it Matters
Poem by Iris Carden
There’s a post that’s going around which purports to explain why it really matters to protect Ukraine. Why Ukraine matters according to the post is all the rich resources, the ore and grain and coal. Ukraine really matters for all it can provide. So the shared post tells us, but there’s another side. Ukraine matters in the way all other nations do. It’s a country made of people the same as me and you. Ask a mother in Kyiv what matters most to her. It’s keeping her family safe, from the oncoming war. While the tanks are rolling in and death falls from the sky we watch it on tv and it matters to us, why? It’s not about the coal, uranium, cheese or grain, it’s because deep down underneath humans are all the same. If we really do believe, we deserve to live at peace, we must believe that people there deserve the same at least. Human beings have value, beyond all commodities. You cannot put a price on living safe and free. While kids hide from missiles, while families try to flee, it’s people who need compassion, not the economy.
Please consider donating to support the people affected by the war in Ukraine. Here is a link for the Act for Peace appeal, but there are many other organisations, including Unicef raising money right now.