Francis Duggan

On Migration - Poem by Francis Duggan

Whether they live in Paris or London or New York or Rome
Most migrants refer to where they were born in and raised as home
Or anywhere else in the big World out there
Home to most migrants is always elsewhere
From famine and war some their homelands does flee
For to seek refuge elsewhere as a refugee
Whilst some do migrate for self betterment and the big World to see
Some people are born to life for to be migratory
The difference between a voluntary migrant and a refugee is choice it does appear
Some leave their homeland voluntary and some flee it in fear
From hunger and violence in a hurry they leave
But when asylum seekers say they miss their homeland this is not hard to believe
Migrants who say they never think of their homeland believe their own lie
Though far from where they were born and raised many of them does die.

Topic(s) of this poem: migration

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 13, 2018

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