GermanyPoemsSophia Grabendorfer

To the AfD

Sophia Grabendorfer

Wendelstein, Germany


I am afraid.
When I walk the streets and see blue-and-red election posters, I feel sick.
When I hear other people shouting anti-immigrant slogans, I get angry.
And when I look at the result of the last election, I feel afraid.

63 years of peace in Germany.
63 years with no slogans, no shootings, no concentration camps
and no fear for one’s own life.
Have we learned nothing from this period?
Is it so wrong to give to others what we now have?

Not so long ago
German children fled to Britain, German families to America.
And today many long for “the good old days again”.
Which good old days?

Were we better-off then than today?
Can’t we take a little bit of fear out of other people’s lives?


Sophia Grabendorfer (17)

lives in Wendelstein and goes to high school there. At school she takes part in the “School without Racism – School with Courage” working group and explores, among other things, the question of how to treat others with respect in everyday school life and what can be done to oppose every form of discrimination.