The Promised Land


Saving themselves
From the falling debris
Of a country
Under siege

Man-mapped borders
Dare not refute
Their right
To seek refuge —

And their dreams to live
In a promised land
Where peace is not a word
But a state of mind

Are not displaced
By bombs or crowded camps —
Their dreams survive and thrive
Under different flags and skies

Where hands stretch out to hands
And help them build
With hope, brick by brick,
A home away from home.

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About VijayNair

I retired as Associate Professor, Department of English, Government Victoria College Palakkad, Kerala. I taught English Language and Literature in various colleges for 31 years. My Ph.D. thesis was on the plays of Wole Soyinka. My collections of verse include "The City and the Hermitage" (1988), "Doors Swing Open" (2008), "Eyes" (2010) and "Whispers of Light in Darkness" (2013). My poems have also appeared in the International Anthologies "I am a Poet" (2013), "With Love" (2013), "Synthesis" (2014) "Poetic Symphonies" (2015) and "Heavenly Hymns" (2015).

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