Aziz Isa Elkun

Before ….
Before you feel endless homesickness
Before you feel the life is meaningless
Before your hair becomes all white
Before your grandchildren marry
Before you learn what’s wrong and what’s right
Before your teeth fall out
Before you have an extra leg
Before you travel with an electric chair
Before …

Before …
Before …
Before all of them
Before yourself you become a stranger
Foreign to your own country,
Before you end up yourself outside the fire …
If you can, do it
Go back!
Go back!
Go back!
Before you feel sad and remain in regret
Before you say goodbye to this world
Return to your homeland here you belong!

20th June 2018. London

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