Yehualashet Teshome

Hell In Alaska - Poem by Yehualashet Teshome

I am an African living in Alaska
An immigrant in heaven
I miss the sun
Shivering with cold
Offended my pastor
Asked if Alaska was hell
He replied hell is in Africa
Sent me to hell
To Africa
For asking a rude question
No need to quarrel
That is what he preaches,
Living in the biting cold
Living in hell
My mind froze
Thinking about immigration, depression, and deportation
Hell is about cold
About freezing to death
Missed my sun from Africa
Thought it would follow me
Warm me up in hell
In Alaska

Topic(s) of this poem: ignorance

Comments about Hell In Alaska by Yehualashet Teshome

  • (2/24/2019 10:31:00 AM)

    You showed me with your poem how blessed I am to be in Africa. (Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan Mishra (4/22/2018 4:43:00 AM)

    missed the sun, meaningful (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2018

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