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Thousands Of People Are Sharing This Poem Written In The Aftermath Of The Paris Attacks

"It is not Paris we should pray for. It is the world."

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The poem struck a chord with people from all round the world, and coupled with Parikh's large following on Instagram and Facebook, it soon went viral.

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Her post has been shared more than 38,000 times on Facebook.

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"I woke this morning deeply disturbed by the news from #Paris, but more amazed by the attention it received on social media. I understand Paris is a beloved and familiar space for a lot of people, but it troubled me that #Beirut, a city my father grew up in, had received so little attention after the horrific bombings two days earlier. It also troubled me that #Baghdad, a place I have absolutely no connection with, received even less attention after the senseless bombing that took place there last week.Worst of all, I found the understanding of the refugee crisis skewed and simplistic. If you've been following the journeys of the people leaving their homes around the world right now, perhaps you'll understand why the words #SyrianRefugeeCrisis are just as devastating as #PrayForParis. It's time to pray for humanity. It is time to make all places beloved. It's time to pray for the world."

BuzzFeed has reached out to Parikh and is waiting for a response.

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