A Collection of Original Poetry by Students of Ladysmith High School

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Do you fare well in America? ~ Mika Datadin

For Jadida Kalim

We have entered the night to tell our tale

For it is then that we can come out

It is then that we are accepted

And real

During the day we are expected

To show ourselves only to be chastised

We are expected to leave our homes

And face the danger that lurks outside

But in the early hours of the morning

We come out to play

To meet friends from across the globe

To help those in need of an ear

To hear their woes

During the day we are occupied

With ink-filled papers and

Ink-filled minds

Pens grow out of our hands

Formulas spill out of our eyes

But when the sun begins to set

I can meet you over text, my friend

And forget for a while

That you're somewhere away from here, some thousands of miles

©  Mika Datadin

Grade 11

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