Alone In the World

O Canada!
I have been alone in all the world.
My family is far away.
My friends have fled to a safe city.
Long ago, my neighbors had moved.

I didn’t believe this day would come.
Peace is distant and unfamiliar now.
Today I will make a decision:
Will I stay to the bitter end?

Long ago, I had no uncertainty.
I would stay because my home is my life.
Today my life is from the people in it.
I have decided to willingly join the refugees.

W. Wayne B.

© 2012 W. Wayne B.
Photo credit: Dan Martin

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About W. Wayne B.

I'm a software engineer, a poet and a librarian.
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