Among several thoughtful responses, I also received these gems:
"If there was a war in my homeland, I would definitely go to a pet store and get bitten by every spider there hoping to get super powers. Eventually a venomous spider would kill me."
"If I was separated from my family, I would aimlessly wander the earth. Until I find a new place I can go for Christmas."
"Separation from my family would be tough because we're all pretty tight. Also, I don't think I could live without my mom's cooking."
"If I were deported, I would go across the Pacific to some third-world country and gain support of the people until I become the head of the country. Then I would make a democracy and make the US feel guilty for kicking me out."
"Religious persecution - I would start a riot. And I would be mad."
"If there was a war in my homeland, I would open a lemonade stand and make a ton of money. Also, I would only accept American money."
Ladies and gentlemen, the future of America...
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.
And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.
For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.
-Robert Frost, "A Prayer in Spring"