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Let Death Come And Set Me Free-Boatpeople

Rating: 5.0
Beyond the friendless seas the sun sank bringing night
When it rises tomorrow will I see the light?
A wretched refugee born in a holding camp
A place of hopelessness, a place filled with the damned
Hidden in an island away from the mainland
Waits for relocation but none offers their hand

My parents from the hamlet with great haste had fled
When the city fell they knew much blood will be shed
But their painful journey had ended up in vain
No countries wanted the old, unskilled or the maimed
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Let Death Come And Set Me Free-Boatpeople
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: life
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Refugees- For those who did not make it
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COMMENTS
Susan Williams 16 June 2016
You are to be commended for writing this series of poems on the travails of the refugees from war-torn countries who seek a safe harbor. I cannot think of more worthwhile poems to write, loke. I like the restraint you show- you do not repulse by too much verbage nor by using over-blown phrases. You have the wisdom to let the personal stories of these people bear the message. Well done, well-deserved 10.
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Loke Kok Yee 17 June 2016
your response is much treasured, thank you
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Akhtar Jawad 14 May 2016
Let Death Come And Set Me Free is a powerful series of poems by loke kok yee. I congratulate the poet for writing such great poems.
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Loke Kok Yee 14 May 2016
Thank you sir for your support
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M Asim Nehal 14 May 2016
Heartfelt poem, only those who have gone through such experience will get the feel of refugee and their misery, you nailed it with this poem Loke, Congrats and thanks for sharing 10++++
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Loke Kok Yee 14 May 2016
thank you for sharing the pain
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