Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Leaving, Pt. II

how can i explain?
my life is here, here where you have not been

they tell me i must leave behind
mothers
fathers
brothers
sisters
lovers
teachers
friends
my dark family full of light

they tell me i must leave behind
tiny bare feet, dirty and worn
hungry mouths that speak up and say,
"mzungu, 500 for school fees, please?"
oh, these brilliant blind children that truly see

they tell me i must leave behind
my life
free from distraction
full of challenges i cannot understand
cannot conquer
humbled, i love to meet them just the same

they tell me i must leave behind…
Uganda
fierce beauty, valued tradition, painful honesty
corruption, poverty, brutality
quiet chaos
these are problems, i've learned, that are not mine to fix

they tell me i must leave
may 5th
i will not
can not
must

they tell me i must
somehow leave my heart behind
and carry this burden home

how can i explain?
my life is here, here where you have not been.

40 comments:

  1. 要保持更新呦,加油!!!期待你的新文章!!!........................................

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  2. 很喜歡你的部落格風格,期待你的更新!........................................

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  3. Nice Post~!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  4. 死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。.................................................................                           

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  5. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

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  6. 與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  7. 一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。......................................................................

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