Passengers in a Steel Tomb

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Poem about refugees seeking asylum in a new land, traveling in the hold of a ship.

A light in our eyes

A lavish new land

We leave all behind

With promise in hand


But time passes slow

and things start to go wrong

Strength’s running out

don’t know dusk from dawn


Make no noise,

Cause you know they might hear

No sleep tonight

The passenger is here


in a steel tomb

A new life You’ll have soon

Day’s and nights are the same,

but have no fear, they said

as we gave all we had

You have my word, your faith will get you there.


Sent of the ocean, metallic and red

Just a few of us left, the rest are all dead

We can’t escape, adrift and alone

We have found it at last

Our new home

Submitted: June 27, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Dominic Wilcott. All rights reserved.

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