Inspired by the heart-rending words of Yeonmi Park, as with tears she described her family’s flight from North Korea across the Desert to ‘freedom’ in China.


Only the Stars

Only the stars were with us,
As we crossed the desert.
It was our Freedom Moment.
Death or dignity for us.

Help the people,
Do not send us back.
Listen to our urgent cries.
You are our only hope.

We should not have to despair
We should not have to die
We should not have to say
Only the stars are with us.






Poetry by Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-03-07 at 00:37

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John holliday
strong message elegantly wriiten
2018-03-08


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Once again, very nice; simple and to the point.
2018-03-08