Message from a Refugee

Another message poem from me:

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Message from a Refugee

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After the bombing
all are dead
all is gone

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and I walk

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I can carry only
my father’s pride
my mother’s longing
my brother’s blood
my sister’s hope

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but my father’s pride
cannot be carried
as a refugee
so I lay it down

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and I walk

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when I sleep
my mother’s longing
is too painful to hold
so I lay it down

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and I walk

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until my shoes
fall off my feet
and I leave
my brother’s blood
and my own
on the road
as if it is worthless

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and I walk

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carry only
my sister’s hope
which is light

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but this, too,
at the end,
cannot be carried

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so I lay it down.

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© Liz Brownlee 2016

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