Running out of steam as I cross the border
back into the country of my birth,
how I got into this situation I’m not really sure,
was it my schooling or how I was brought up,
it was hard as a child looking after
my younger siblings after my parents
died in a civil war, and a killer disease.
After so many borders I have been turned
away at this final barrier, and I wonder why?
Hundreds are here with similar stories
and I join them as we try to cross en-mass,
to no avail we are turned back again and again,
we beg to be given a chance to have a new life,
only to be told we are not wanted,
we have been told lies by those in authority,
they promised that they will let us in.