Matthias Pantaleon

(August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

Are We There Yet


Are we there yet; where we long to be
The ship can only ferry us across the Nile
The mile in-between is ours to do
the walking to where we long to be

Are we there yet; where we long to be
Across the blue where the sky ties
faded blue ribbons across a flawless white
And the rainbow appears in the distance

Are we there yet; where we long to be
Across the land in the distance we see
Where the sun smiles in the face of the lake
And children take a dip with bubbles of laughter


We left our farmlands to search for a new world; here we are
thousand of miles from our home still we're not there yet

Submitted: Monday, April 28, 2014
Edited: Thursday, June 12, 2014

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  • Yash Shinde (4/29/2014 10:53:00 PM)

    a poem enriched with imagery, and vivid description of the landscape! ........
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