Foreigner — A Haiku

my identity crisis

unfolds — worlds collide

where do I belong?

born in the midst of

those who see me, as the one

belonging elsewhere

lost, I search for a

little compassion, just once

so fear can subside

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

This post was inspired by a television show on German TV, where comedians and poets, who happen to be Muslim — and have spent most of their lives, if not all of it, in Germany — deal with the current tension, by using humor, art, and words to relief some of the fear of extremism.

Extremism goes both ways — not only from those whom we see murdering people, but also in our reaction to those who share nationality and/or faith with those whom done those atrocities. The veiled woman in the store, or the Middle Eastern gentleman passing by is not responsible in a personal sense for these deaths. Lets keep that in mind, and create dialogue, instead of more fear and hate.

I have an opinion about everything, and sometimes I write them out LOUD. Follow me on Twitter, to hear my side of the story.

Originally published at on January 28, 2015.

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