“Trying to survive in an unknown country;
Due to the unrest and war in my vicinity;
Globally displaced, endangered refugee;
Are unmistakable words to describe me.
Early in the morning I wake up in sorrow;
Tears, agony and sadness easily flow;
Within my young heart I once thought would glow;
As I watched my dreams shattered by a mighty blow.
Indeed, I chew sorrow in my destitute meals;
Specially made for a helpless refugee like me;
I drink sorrow in water like one that is bereaved;
And as one whose hopes have been ceased.
My life has been characterized by fear and pain;
No more waking up early and going to work again;
No more buying and riding of vehicles again;
No more weekend shopping together with Jane!
My assets and properties have all been suppressed;
I now have to stay in a camp that can be attacked any moment;
Indeed, I am unfortunate to find myself in this mess;
But oh, I hope that one day, all will be well!”