Ray Anyasi

Missing Home

Home is gone, stolen by our enemy.
Home is broken, and nothing left for me.
Now I live in the wreck of an old van,
And my pillow is a soiled baking pan.
Sweet home, can I find another one new?

Home is not a place there is an army.
Home is where there is daddy and mommy.
Daddy is not here because of a gunman.
Mommy is not here because of a masked man.
The gunman and the masked man, shame on you.

Home is where all my friends are around me.
Home is where I can play with Salami.
I saw a pretty boy in a turban,
I tried to play with him here but he ran.
Why his mom won't let him, I never knew.

Home is where I always fill my tummy.
Home is where my hunger makes me happy.
I can't follow mommy's nutrition plan,
When my meal is from the Bantus' trash can.
Taste and hunger, my companions anew.

Home is where the cold will never catch me.
Home is where the insects will not bite me.
The sun has given me more than a tan,
And blisters I wear like a cardigan.
A pain more than this is only a few.

Topic(s) of this poem: homeless

Poem Submitted: Monday, June 13, 2016
Poem Edited: Monday, June 13, 2016

Form: Stanza


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Poem story told from the point of view of a homeless girl whose parents were missing and after terrorists attacked their village.

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Comments about Missing Home by Ray Anyasi

  • Peter NwadikePeter Nwadike (6/22/2016 10:39:00 AM)

    Brilliantly written...
    Daddy is not here because of a gunman
    Mummy is not here because of a masked man

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  • Onuora IlodibeOnuora Ilodibe (6/13/2016 8:57:00 AM)

    Home is where we can sleep in peace.. Not afraid of the masked gunman... Home is not like displaced persons camp... Lovely....

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/13/2016 6:50:00 AM)

    Homeless! ! Nothing is left for me. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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