The Homecoming

I heard about a lost island once.
The sea-god had taken it back.

Yes, I’ve heard that story too.
They are taking us to the east
This time, by sea and by land,
To the land of many a wonders!

Yes. It is the land of our fathers,
The old man said the other day.

Ha ha, you mean, to heaven?
Or hell? Or, is he insane?

I don’t know; may be. He said,
Our king knows this too. And,
He has mixed feelings for them.

Who knows? Anyway brother,
Defeating them won’t be easy!

Yes, perhaps… whatever…!
We’re not going to die so soon.

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I am an amateur researcher. I'm currently working as a lecturer in English. Poetry is one of my passions! I have been composing poems since 2008.
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