Ten Haikus

Of Migrants Hopes and Dreams
                              Ten Haikus
 
Impenetrable
Steep wall the keep fortified
Raised bridge over moats
 
Seven seas across
Makeshift boats migrants paddle
Lighthouses unlit
 
Seven continents
Dark treacherous trek terrain
Dreams hopes fading fast
 
Driven out from homes
Refugees raped tortured killed
Stripped dehumanized
 
Inhumanity
Seven seas and continents
To mankind prevails
 
Across seven seas
And seven continents there
Is as always hope
 
Always there is hope
From the bowels of the cave
Haunting songs of love
 
From the bosom of
Mother Earth springs forth the truth
Womb pregnant with  faith
 
A prism of love dwells
Amidst ambivalent homes
Compassion walked in
 
Drawbridges seen down
One by one lighthouses lit
Hopes dreams borne again
 
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(NDR)10.4.2018
Photo: Migrants crossing a river in the Balkans. Photo credit rtvslo.si migration photos
 
Video: YouTube “The Lonely Shepherd” by Rieu/Zamfir, 5:39 minutes. There is love in humanity in this music, to me.

Ten Haikus on the migrant crisis across the globe. Love loves Humanity loves Love.

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Nelson D Reyes
7 months

Thank you Jenifer.
Human bondage (not Somerset Maugham’s)
historically repeats itself. The freedom we enjoy without being compassionate towards the downtrodden is meaningless, becoming part of the bondage itself when we struggle emotionally to to cope with reality, that of man’s mistreatment of man.
I am happy as always hearing from you.

J Ann Crowder
7 months

Love, compassion towards refugees is needed

Nelson D Reyes
7 months

There is so much insanity that’s going on in the world today and everyone suffers from it. But for every insane thing that is out there there is this coping and sharing thing that we do that unsurprisingly happens because humanity is always capable of giving and sharing love, one of the primal virtues that came out of the cave so to speak.

Thanks Brod that you liked.

Francis
7 months

A powerful poem
What excellent imagery
Wonderful message

Robert L. Martin
about 1 year

Good and to the point, Good imagery, good poem about hope.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 1 year

Thanks Robert. I’m glad that you liked it. Sometimes naked verses stimulate one’s senses equally raw.

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