My country is not the one you are making now,
it is not nurtured with fear and distrust.
It is not your fancy of a reverberating–
war cry in the horizons, my anthem!
My country was peace, even when I was hungry,
and I could sleep under the pillars of your metro,
and I was not afraid of an eviction,
and thrown out from my tired dreams–
of a better future, like a kid deceived by its mother.
There were borders of blood stains
and barbed wires which tasted human flesh.
But there were hopes of trees growing each side
and roots crossing underground,
until you came like a magician!