Exile


Exile w 3

In stillness
and humbled by the
vastness of a
cloudy sky

I watch her appear
skipping and turning
black hair and bright colors
vibrant in the stormy landscape

parents close by
watch over
the playful dance

pausing

she looks out
toward trees and sky

somewhere
                        in this country

                                         another brown child

       children
                                  toddlers in diapers

now in cages

                                                      separated

                                         from

parents

                                         broken hearts

                and
                              souls

  fragmented

          psyches

                                     thrown

                       into 

                                                                    exile                

Summer 2018


Categories: Landscapes, Photography, The Journey, WritingsTags: , , , , , , ,

17 comments

  1. This picture is so dramatic both in terms of color and theme. Nice shot!

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  2. What a heartbreaking and beautiful poem. I love the photo too.

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  3. Thoughts I share with you that are so heart wrenching. Beautifully expressed.

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  4. So sad that this happened and may still be happening. So wrong. Great poem.

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  5. Interesting photo editing, creating a visual story of a young girl walking into the distance of an unknown, stormy future. What is happening concerning basic human rights is incomprehensible. 😦 Very powerful post, Arati.

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  6. Powerful post Arati.

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

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    • Thank you so much. This one means a lot to me. The thoughts, images and words have been laying just below the surface all summer. Finally a couple of days ago they coalesced into something tangible that I could work with.

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