That Day - By Shamsa Khan
The theme of life
What is mine?
Born to parents who were strangers from age nine.
A ghost in the home of my father
Miserable and rejected,
May the Judge call you to question.
Shuffled and let go of in a foreign nation,
Dejected a stranger when I returned
Until all was lost.
So when we stand to be questioned remember:
The time when I was a child
Facing your ugliness,
And the wounds I carried
But on That Day,
You will be the ones rejected.
Shamsa Khan is a teacher in Northern California, having taught for more than a decade. For Shamsa, poetry is sacred spiritual connection with our memories, our dreams and hopes, and with each other.