No One’s Property

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Human Trafficking

Quote from the WOHT:

“The International labour Organization estimates that 21 million people are victims of forced labour globally. This estimate also includes victims of human trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation.”

We do not know them,
we cannot understand.
Close your eyes. Imagine
you have nothing except
your dreams. You see
a far off dancing
pastel of yourself,
vibrant, working, learning
all you need to know–
not to make you a human
being–to become an educated
person able to make
your own choices.
We do not know them,
we cannot understand.
Open you eyes and see
what happens every day
all over the world.
We are none of us property
of another.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to No One’s Property

  1. marja says:

    Exactly Good one Nobody is ever anybody’s property

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  2. One of the major tragedies of our time.


  3. MYRNA ZACH says:

    One of the major tragedies of our time.



  4. Susan Chast says:

    Asking us to imagine dreams and human rights so very distant brings it home. Fine fine poem!


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