My Kids Ask Me Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

My Kids Ask Me

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My kids ask me, 'O dad,
Why don't we have home?
Why do we, like gypsies,
From place to place roam?

See, birds fly; before night
They come back in nest;
Only we have no home
On earth to take rest.'

How do I tell my kids:
One day I too had
A country; when I remember
It, I feel so sad!

How do I tell them: the
Rich robbers of earth,
Like dragons, have swallowed
The place of my birth?

They come in the name of
Democracy; so
We salute them, because
To democracy, who can say ‘No'?

My Kids Ask Me
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: refugees
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Composed on the refugees of the world
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bharati Nayak 26 April 2016

Children ask me- - - See birds fly before night They come back in nest Only we have no home On earth to take rest. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - How do I tell them the rich robbers of earth like dragons have swallowed the place of my birth- - - - - - -A touching poem drawing attention to the plight of hapless refugees.

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Sayeed Abubakar 26 April 2016

Thanks. didi. I was awaiting your comment. Thanks.

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Mike Smith 17 April 2016

Perhaps you already know about the project but I've heard wind of a collaborated ebook with a theme of refugees. This would be a perfect contribution. I don't have much information on how submitting it for consideration works, but I'll send this along to Kelly Kurt. He has more details. Meaningful write Sayeed. Well done

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Sayeed Abubakar 17 April 2016

Yes, it is written for the project. Thank you.

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Jessore / Bangladesh
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