September 11, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Chantal Sam Moodaley




The Trump Dump



Mummy, daddy, where have you gone

I miss the sun and the way it shone

they say I’m an alien, but I’m not from Mars

my cries echoing through these cold steel bars


I thought we were going to a better place

a land with no discrimination of race

that’s what you told me, that’s what you said

but now I can’t get these images out of my head


Babies are crying, lonely and afraid

hungry and tired their fears won’t fade

I can’t understand how we got to this cell

please come and save me from this gruesome hell


They said they’re just going to ask you some questions

so you went along without any objections

but it’s been days and when I query

they say you’re lost, I don’t buy their theory


I don’t know if I’ll ever see you again

the way they’re treating us is inhumane

Chasing stars and stripes… and we end up in a dump

all because of a policy by Donald Trump


Mummy, daddy, where are you

Please let the world see what we’re going through






Chantal Sam Moodaley

Chantal Sam Moodaley is an author and poet from Port Elizabeth in South Africa.  Her first book entitled Bible Stories for Kids was launched in 2017.  Chantal uses her poetry to address social ills as well as a tool to speak to ordinary people facing everyday problems in the world we live in today.

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