2 Poems on Refugees & Immigration (original content)



Imagine, if we stopped migrating
birds at the border . . .

Said, “No, this stretch of sky,
sea, and land are out of order

Can you perch someplace else,
Perhaps, in your native trees?”


Migrant Caravan

These are the wandering years . . .
homeless, at last
tormenting idea
become beckoning reality

Lovers of longings’ song
and whispered promises
all the colors once fixed
now, profusely bleed

Just as constellations disperse
the pattern no longer discernible
here, within reach, the future looms
high as imagination, deep as fear.

©Yahia Lababidi
*These poems will appear in a forthcoming anthology to be published by Better Than Starbucks.
You can read the announcement, here

Comments 11

It is important to give the sources of the images.

03.11.2019 11:40

My poems will appear in a 114-page perfect bound trade paperback book; you can see the announcement, here. ✌🏼

03.11.2019 11:47
Nice work @yahialababidi, sad that these need to be expressed this way.
Methinks the underlying issue it that there are simply TOO MANY OF US.
And methinks that will change, probably soon, and in a disastrous
Way. In the short run, it will not be good for anyone concerned,
But in the end it will good for the planet, especially.
@roadstories is right, You should give credit
To your image sources, even if they are
Original, then give yourself credit.
image 1
image 2
that was about the only instance
Of image 2 I found where it
Was not being used on a
Book cover.
Just trying to help.
03.11.2019 11:54

Thanks, for reading. The only borders are those of our compassion — and I believe we are culturally & spirituality diminished when we shut our doors & hearts to others.

PS — I’ve already addressed the concern re: pics before you posted ...

03.11.2019 12:10

vis-a-vis the pics, I was only trying to help.

Re: the writings, I believe that all should be shared, we are all brothers.
But the planet cannot support a family this large that cannot get
Along with each other, who _rape and pillage the land_(And other people) without concern for the rest of the family or the future generations.
I've long been an advocate of open doors, but at the
Same time I see many things happening in my own
Life, area and living space directly attributable to
Gangs from S of the border, drugs from the
Same (but who is it buying those drugs?
Why us of course) so what is the answer?
Less people, _less conflict,_

More respect for The land.


03.11.2019 12:42

Try to be part of the solution, man, instead of blaming the victims 😞

03.11.2019 13:54

Sorry, we seem to have come upon a misunderstanding of intent.

03.11.2019 14:22

And I do, I believe, try every day to be part of the solution.
I continually write about and promote tolerance and
Brotherhood. Love and Compassion.

03.11.2019 14:24

Eek, @jerrytsuseer , that’s not at all helpful! Less people, less conflict ? That’s the definition of intolerance & bigotry... Drugs & gangs from S of the border? You sound like Trump Chump!

Look at the rest of the world that America continues to rape & pillage... while still pretending to have the moral high round.

No more, please (sick to my stomach).

03.11.2019 13:52

I was not intending on blaming anyone, just stating a reality.
There are too many people.
Humans, all of us, breed indiscriminately. = too many people.
Ever heard of the "Georgia Guidestones?"
A message consisting of a set of ten guidelines or principles is engraved on the Georgia Guidestones in eight different languages, one language on each face of the four large upright stones.
Moving clockwise around the structure from due north, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, and Russian.

1.Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2.Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
3.Unite humanity with a living new language.
4.Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
5.Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6.Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7.Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8.Balance personal rights with social duties.
9.Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
10.Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

03.11.2019 14:21

Georgia Guidestones
The Georgia Guidestones are a granite monument erected in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia, in the United States. A set of 10 guidelines is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient language scripts.
The monument stands at an approximate elevation of 750 feet (230 m) above sea level, about 90 miles (140 km) east of Atlanta, 45 miles (72 km) from Athens, Georgia and 9 miles (14 km) north of the center of the city of Elberton.

One slab stands in the center, with four arranged around it.

03.11.2019 14:21