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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...........

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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....