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The Lost Smile

POETRY

The Lost Smile

When I left my war torn troubled land
With it’s power crazed politics I didn’t understand
You never heard my near silent sorrowed sobs

When I left the family I knew
Because you said I could come to you
You never heard my near silent sorrowed sobs

When I journeyed through lands unknown
And crossed wild seas on a terrifying rubber throne
You never heard my near silent sorrowed sobs

When I hid frightened and scared
In a refugee camp with the earth as my bed
You never heard my near silent sorrowed sobs

And so I came to this freedom place
And was processed and you photographed my face
You never heard my near silent sorrowed sobs

Then you put me in a town
That hugged me at first and removed my frown
But,You never heard my near silent sorrowed sobs

In the quietness of my lonely nights
When uncertain fears embraced me holding me tight
You never heard my near silent sorrowed sobs

Until, at last, I felt safe and secure
At school, in a hostel,you helped me find more
Than my near silent sorrowed sobs
And I smiled

Then after a while you talked to me
Made me older, lied and deceived me
You never heard my near silent sorrowed sobs

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