Sunday, May 29, 2005

Nowhere to Go

Nowhere to go
Mother is gone
In a misery of unending loss
Father died
In a fight for our precious land
No home
Destroyed by another man
A stranger to name
Or an enemy to call
Yet it’s nowhere to go

For a shelter to search
Or to die in grief
Following our mother’s footsteps
It’s not just a chaos of a place
Orphanage each one of us name
And who could take us in
As everyone goes through the same
A land was lost
Beloved ones are gone
With no memorial for their departure
Nowhere to go

Who could hear our cry?
Who will understand this pain?
Tell us if death is kinder than to live for nothing at all?
Where does hope in this chaos fall?

copyright iamnasra 2005

Based on the same poem from Collective Thoughts, published 2002


Blogger iamnasra said...

They are just children ...

In many corners of our world...

They are not allowed to live their childhood...

1:35 AM  
Blogger gulnaz said...

its the children who suffer most and its one of saddest things about this world. reminds of the orphanage here but those abandoned kids are by mothers who were not married...its bloody sad!

4:59 AM  
Blogger Faith said...

Those childeren are braver than any of us.. God is protecting them. But that doesn't mean that we should just stand and watch, we have to at least try to make a difference in their lives and make them feel that they are not alone in their suffering.

I'm so touched by these words.

Keep it up dear.

8:10 AM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

Orphanage or deserted children by unwed mothers its not only there..Sad to say its also here..

In Dubai we get cases where children found in the bin/ outside the Masjid...

Thank you so much have uplifited my spirit by your words

8:30 AM  
Blogger Neel said...

Beautiful words. No child should have to suffer.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Lorena said...

this is so sad. i really hope that those you write off are able to find some peace of mind amidst this chaos. this world can be so cruel and i hope they can find happiness and never lose hope. i really felt the grief in your words. very nice blog :)

9:36 AM  
Blogger meetu said...

i was really touched by your is certainly breathing

10:13 PM  
Blogger Gangadhar said...

Touching!!! really...
I feel so sorry for those abandoned children....
And you made my heart melt...

12:14 AM  
Blogger Joel said...

HOw different from American poetry where we strive to hide our emotions behind images....Remembering Neruda here when he wrote "The blood of the children ran down the street like the blood of children" -- there's no escaping the meaning of that.

11:29 PM  

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