A poem by Tesfaldet Gheberehiwet
Not free, No Glee
I Flee, then plea
Roam in Search of safety plus merry
I Beg to quench my thirst, desire and secure my vitality.
But I was only Camped, Rationed
Then Ignored, Insulted, left desperate and disturbed,
I was trafficked, smuggled, tortured, and abused
Till this day, I am longing for safe shelter
However fearful of being repatriated.
When humans stopped being humane
The exodus, the influx sustain
Still, with the status of the crisis
I am looking for peace to embrace.
This is me, as others are
Fled from war but still at war
Human – treated with absurdity
Refugee scapegoat of the greedy.