Stateless Poem by Rose Marie Juan-austin


Rating: 4.9

The clouds claim the sky
The waves have the sea
The unborn child
Has the womb of his mother
While I had no one
To call my own.

I am a human being
That has inalienable rights
Yet I am like a river
That wanders
Among the seductive curves
Of the rocks
Like the wind
That twists and turns
Like the weed
Pulled off from the soil bed
No one wants to care.

I am at the mercy
Of your mighty hands
Begging that even just a moment
Someone gives solace
And shares a place
With this rootless human being.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: political
Sandra Feldman 20 April 2018

I know the feeling. You have not only expressed it perfectly but with such faithful and hurting images and feelings that go straight to the heart in an excellent poem, quite apart!

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Thank you for your kind words, Sandra. I cannot thank you enough.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 06 December 2017

A beautiful poem, fabulous use of similes! ..Of the rocks Like the wind That twists and turns Like the weed -Liked the elegant expression...10

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 06 December 2017

Your great comments, Dr. Dillip are greatly appreciated. They will always be treasured.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 October 2017

Human beings has inheritable rights. The clouds claim the sky and the waves have the sea. Talking about mother and unborn child's rights you have expressed an amazing humour. This political poem is very brilliantly penned.10

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Nabakishore Dash 30 November 2021

All similes used are extremely wonderful.Thanks to your expressing ability and brilliant thoughts.Compliments Mam.

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Shaun Cronick 08 October 2020

Rose Marie all human beings have rights and like the air that we all breath should be aired and never confined. Long live the human spirit that dwells in every soul. A powerful and heartfelt poem so wonderfully expressed. Five stars worthy of each and thank you.

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Anjandev Roy 03 December 2019

Absolutely brilliant. Thank u.anjandev roy.

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Unnikrishnan E S 24 September 2019

Very poignant and powerful write... on the refugees

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Dr Dillip K Swain 23 August 2019

An insightful piece of work of great impact! Brilliantly drafted!

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Rose Marie Juan-austin

Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines
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