THE REFUGEE’S MAP / Poem by George Onsy

Poem by George Onsy



Someone give me a map!
I need to find my lost homeland
But, if I’d be the lost region
Let every indifferent
So-called human being
Wipe the ever-flowing stream
Of my tears seasoned
With the whispering breezes
Of where I once born,
Learned how to live,
knew how to be!

Oh, I’ve come a long long way,
Seeking the so called ‘refuge’
Which, I know, will be nothing
But an open prison,
A skyless exile
Where our unwelcoming hosts
‘may’ or ‘may not’ give
Just one more chance to survive
But, never never, to live!

Someone close
My eternally-wet eyes!
For I don’t want to see
A world so proud of its
North, South, East and West,
A world that has hidden from me
That very dear place I still hold
Engraved deep
Into a map on my chest.

George Onsy
© May 2017

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