Learn More

christopher veremu


Somali tears


Somali tears

Hungry blinded in cold tortured silence
Face hers contorts deformed by pain unvaried
Shuffling when all around her run briskly hence
Her rich memory unfolds fields of measured strain
Every step forward ploughs deep furrows on her face
Aged multiple fold before arrival this dirtied earth
Tears ceaseless feed streams flooding busy wet lakes
Anguished terrain her soul to liberty flies it dares
Covering acreage far afield often times sea east Red
Cavorts sick stillness that is Ethiopia at its worst
Grim oiled tales make the Sudan in the west new heaven
Hope grain colors Kenya envy's gold top end of the world
Blood encrusted dungeons darkened in false dawn of Eritrea
Finest and rarest of golden dreams crest of left treasures
Would simply dare drown in ruined filth that is Zimbabwe
Worse than self for wear but pure gold to tired eyes hers.

Submitted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is the plight of a young Somali refugee wandering all over the continent in her mind..

Comments about this poem (Somali tears by christopher veremu )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A Spray of Water: Tanka [one narcissus], Chimako Tada
  2. And water lies plainly, Laurie Sheck
  3. Three Little Words, Adam Wilson
  4. Smile 1, Suresh Dogra
  5. Inertia of Mind, Aftab Alam
  6. Page By Page, Katherine Perry
  7. Break pen, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Water, Robert Lowell
  9. Soaking Up Essence Of Meaning, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Full interest, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knows he who tills this lonely field
To reap its scanty corn,
What mystic fruit his acres yield
At midnight and at morn?

In the long sunny afternoon,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Trees, Joyce Kilmer
  9. A Poison Tree, William Blake
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]