A Ukrainian Refugee Child, a poem by K. RADHAKRISHNAN at Spillwords.com
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A Ukrainian Refugee Child

A Ukrainian Refugee Child

written by: K. RADHAKRISHNAN

 

Homeland became the mouth of sharks,
A rudderless boat rocked in pitch dark,
Even hell appeared safer than motherland,
Feet ran to meet unwelcome foreign sand.

Away from home, a person with no home,
Exhaustion has caused the mouth to foam,
Uninvited I carried my misfortune along,
Nowhere in the vast universe, I belong.

Heading for an unknown destination,
Victim of war between two mad nations,
Risked my life fleeing from terror,
Buried past, gloomy present, and no future,

The pains of past, prejudice of present,
Leaving a burden on my aching mind,
Where’s eluding peace for me to find?
To my misery, all the eyes turned blind.

K. Radhakrishnan

K. Radhakrishnan

Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. Born on 4th November 1955. He is a underwriter by profession and worked as a senior level executive in NEWINDIA ASSURANCE, India's largest General Insurance Company till his retirement. He is engaged in consultant activities and insurance education. He has co-authored three insurance text books for NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH(NCERT), INDIA. He has a passion for writing poetry which he pursued after retirement from his job. He writes in English. Though started writing poetry only from February 2016, the poet has wrritten over 600 poems which have been highly acclaimed all over the globe. The poet has won many poetry contests and have about 50 certificates awarded by many international facebook poetry groups.
K. Radhakrishnan

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