Migration Mapping

they roam God’s green
and sail upon the seas

seeking homes
or monies

searching for fertile soils
or spoils

chasing freedom
or following luminaries

but before they realise their dreams or reach those places they’ve never seen
they must face danger and fight disease

 

© Heath Muchena, 2015

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11 Comments on “Migration Mapping”

  1. Richard Parr says:

    Really enjoyed your poem. Highlights the dangers of moving from one land to another

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  2. I of July says:

    thanks Rich… I was thinking of the recent Mediterranean migrations which have been quite tragic in most cases

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  3. milliethom says:

    I would have made a similar comment to Richard, above, but your reply brings your poem to focus on recent events. It’s a very meaningful and well expressed piece, which could be applied to any migration of peoples (throughout history) and the reasons for the migrations now are as tragic as the many deaths that have resulted from them. Thought-provoking, as usual, Heath. 🙂

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  4. Richard Parr says:

    Another 500 picked up the other day

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  5. I pray for all of them- en route across the Sonoran or Chihuahuan Deserts, the Mediterranean, the Andaman Sea or the Sea of Japan. We are all on a migration of some sort. They are the pioneers.

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  6. The courage it must take to make such moves, makes me feel cowardly in the depths of my “problems”

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  7. I of July says:

    Hi Millie, I won’t add to that. You’ve said it all. Always appreciate your contributions. Where would I be without you 🙂

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  8. I of July says:

    Righteous and wise bruin! On The Road to 65… we travel

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  9. I of July says:

    when there’s no hope, there’s no care

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  10. Sadly, I can see that you must be right. Later.

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  11. vivachange77 says:

    Good rhymes in your poetry. It is heartbreaking to see so many people dying trying to get to a safe harbor.

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