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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.

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