Life of a Refugee

Homes, lives and dreams destroyed,

Death etched in the memory of millions,

Discrimination, war and dictatorship,

Affecting Cubans, Afghans and Syrians.

Children denied education,

Families torn apart.

Fictional human rights,

Hospitals and Schools demolished,

Bombs and Guns, a common sight,

Homelessness and pitiful existence.

This is the life of a Refugee,

A life abandoned disgracefully.


Malala Yousafzai and Anne Frank Had to flee,

To find a place to belong.

Sacrifices had to be made,

to ensure survival for some,

But so many more were left aflame,

And forced to succumb,

And those who did survive,

Left so much behind.

This is the life of a Refugee,

A life abandoned disgracefully


So, what does it mean to be a refugee?

It means losing all aspiration and dreams,

And clinging to a fragile thread of hope.

It means losing faith in your country.

And trying to find a new home.

It means evading death,

But struggling to survive.

It means to die every day,

But still thankful to be alive.

Waiting for acceptance,

Waiting for ascendance,

Waiting to end the misery,

Waiting for mercy.

This is the life of a Refugee,

A life abandoned disgracefully.