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NIGHT PASSAGE | by sylviebenice/account1/spring???
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i must flee, in the cover of night


i go on water with just one light


the man who owns the boat is well paid


to carry me to safety, to do it at night


there are no sounds, no sound of men


no sounds of birds or animals at all


haze makes the transportation unsafe


visibility is almost nothing at all


i look back one more time, like lot’s wife


to what was once a gracious life


but war draws near and men lust for it


more than peace - which is such a bore


i am the wrong race, colour and creed


they do not want me here, so i must leave


i have sewed my money into my clothes


carrying all else in one backpack


the man is carrying me to freedom


but threatens that if he fails


it is not his fault, there are no guarantees


for the enemy has infiltrated


to capture those who try to jump ship


my name is HANA and i have reincarnated


to a life similar to the previous one


i am set to help the poor persecuted


and in EVERY generation this people exist


they cry as they remember previous exiles


hope to find a home where they can live


without war, hate, prejudice and persecution


a home that is secure, safe for their children


where they can grow strong and free of fear


maybe i will succeed this time because


in my last incarnation i was killed in war

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Taken on October 25, 2011