It’s Refugee Week 16-22 June 2019, I dedicate my writing to Nauru and Manus refugees.
My thoughts and writing are inspired by my favourite Iranian poet, Forugh Farrokhzad.
“I will plant my hands in the flowerbed
I will sprout,
I know, I know
The sprouts will lay eggs in the hollows of my inky fingers.”
“In a room the size of one solitude
Looks at the simple pretexts
Of its own happiness.”
By Forugh Farrokhzad
My feelings about humanity are not settled, which is excellent.
I love swallows and I always have a look up at the sky to find them. And now I know why……..
Because my feeling is like a swallow’s, intended to bring a message of hope and love.
I would like to fly across the blue and bright sky, to spread the seeds of “Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds” throughout the world.
I wish I could fly.
I wish my entire soul could carry you from that island to the dawn of eternal blossoming.
There are a lot of Iranians forced to become refugees all around the world and they are still in detention. I wrote to express my deep feelings for those who do not have the chance to breathe freely…
Story by Maryam Chengini, a migrant studying Level 3 AMEP at Wyndham Community & Education Centre Geelong CBD.