Poetry

On Boat People

Omar and his family went to sea In a beautiful pea green boat. They paid their fare to a man, it is said, Who promised them it would float. They all looked up at the stars above And sang to a small sitar, “Oh Australia! Oh Australia! What a beautiful country you are, What a beautiful country you are.”   When their boat ran afoul in the ocean vast They radioed their distress, Along came the Navy and delivered them To a rather strange address. They were locked away for a year and a day In the land where the…

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