The Promised Land

Lucid, compelling and horrific the dream,
The Biblical dream of powerful images:
The dream of despair.

Nameless, homeless, hopeless
Longing to die.
They see themselves in the Promised Land,
God beckoning, pointing and promising.
Yet they are rejected as unworthy guests

They all have the same dream
And suffer the same fate
Drowning in the Mediterranean Sea
Dying on the coast of the land of plenty.
But God won’t let the dream die.

And the waves didn’t part
So God said, “Fill the seas with your bodies
And walk to the Promised Land.”


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