a poem | my childhood island fades


I dedicate this poem to those who have left their homeland

My Childhood Island Fades

Palm trees fade away…
Royal branches swaying disappear
as my youthful Caribbean fear
increases –anguish that a growing distance won’t allay.
Heart of Mine wish upon a star for me to stay
or in the future runaway back to my island’s shores.
Over sands, I’ll wade among its waves once more:
Seduced by seafoam’s wet caress
and kissed by the Atlantic’s breath
with winds that bind my ever-present soul ashore.


My Childhood Island Fades is featured in Réquiem, by Luis S. González-Acevedo

The poem is also featured in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo


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