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We're under the same sky

Heavy, bloated
bleak and blue
I tread the sands 
laid under you

With swollen feet
cumbersome bags
juggling everything
I've ever had
My mouth all splinters  
 a broken smile
to breathe hurts and
tastes of bile
I've walked for days with
only hope, to go that extra mile.
WAR
FEAR
GENOCIDE
HATE and GREED
YOU took the LIVES of everyone
I'd ever come to love
As if you hadn't done enough
You stole 
My Mum and Dad and the
baby brother I never had
my friends and family
one by one
all lined up
to face a gun
The need to survive
caused me to flee
As each were shot dead
for all to see
Blood red soil
on tainted land
oppressed and crushed
under hatreds hand
Whilst visions and dreams
sear through my mind
I scrabbled and scurried
for somewhere to hide

Heavy, bloated
bleak and blue
I tread the sands
laid under you

Blistered tongue
clumsy feet
I pray the Lord 
my soul to keep
empty and broken
I dare't look behind at the
Scattered bodies
the stench of flesh
still fresh in my mind

The sun melts me down
my legs, barely hold me
and with weakened hands
I hold out my fee
I give all that I have, all that I own
For a ray of hope across the sea
that beckons and calls
for a chance to be free

Heavy, bloated
bleak and blue
I cross the seas
laid under you

I was one of the few
who made it across
to the ravenous sea
more lives were lost 
and as I approached the shore
All I could see
were thousands of others
who were just like me
For sanctuary
we'd lost our lives and 
now our identity
for now I'm number 
Four thousand and three
My names no longer Amira
but 
Refugee

Heavy, bloated
bleak and blue
I pray and wait
laid under you

All under the same sky.....
All under the same sky...........

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 1/28/2016 10:57:00 AM
JEHAN, A great pleasure to find and read your poem today. Love ** SKAT **
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Date: 9/16/2015 11:51:00 AM
amazing and profound....too much of this is still going around....survival is the only common factor shared by all....who live under the sky and refuse to fall....
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Date: 9/16/2015 12:08:00 PM
Well said beautiful words...thank you for your comment....