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Tirupathi Chandrupatla

Plight of a Refugee

Think of the plight
Of a refugee
Trying to move
One step at a time
In an unknown land
No end in sight
Family members
Strewn apart
In many directions
Think and think
The unthinkable.

A situation created
By one you thought
Your own
Selfish motives
Of the countable few
Leading masses
To the edge
Of the mountain
Of despair.

Let wise counsel
We think
What we think
Does not happen
There are those
Who believe
Punishment in life
Comes later
And there are
Those who don't.

Sitting in a corner
I write these lines
With heaviness
In my heart
Helpless are
Many like me
Hoping against hope
For problems to solve
Hoping also that
One problem'll not
Lead to another
That's even
More difficult.

Submitted: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Topic of this poem: world peace

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  • Gold Star - 10,585 Points Ramesh Rai (8/26/2014 4:46:00 AM)

    It is shame for the humanity that people of the earth are refugee on earth. Thank you so much for sharing. Regards, (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,319 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/21/2014 5:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Due to war or natural calamities, when a person is forced to leave his people and places, really its pathetic. Beautiful way you have depicted the agony of refugee in this poem.Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,745 Points Amitava Sur (8/19/2014 10:03:00 PM)

    A very important issue is addressed here, The intense misery of this situation can only be realized by thos victims only others may show only the sympathy by standing their side.... very poignant. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,580 Points Valsa George (8/19/2014 2:07:00 AM)

    War and natural calamities often throw many into utter helplessness and they often are made to leave everything behind! The plight of such refugees are poignantly presented! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,424 Points Somanathan Iyer (8/17/2014 3:33:00 AM)

    depiction of a refugee in unknown land well explained. But here in India, refugees are living a good life! (Report) Reply

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