Published January 1, 2023
by Patricia Pedrus
(Pohnpei, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia)
by the winds of change
now giving birth
to a race of a
Once a peaceful soul
by a rapid modern world
Once a pristine home of lush vegetation
now crowded with cement buildings
and artificial roads
once their home
has become an uncertain place in the heart
Patricia Pedrus (Patti): Born and raised on the island of Saipan to Micronesian parents, I was always told a story before bedtime. These stories were not just ordinary ones. They were stories that provided a mystique and an insight into my own learning of the Micronesian ways. It is because of these stories that I have an interest in retelling and writing Micronesian short stories and creating poems.
This poem is included in Poetry World #5, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
Previously published in Wax International:
by Emilija Veljković
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