Nada Serhan

Colonized Child – A Long Poem

Colonized Child is a nonlinear long autobiographical poem that jumps from random memories, feelings, displacements, loss, and falling in and out of love.

An excerpt of the poem that also appears in my short animation film My Wasteland:

When a colonized child loses herself

One who has relocated to 9 countries in 3 decades

There’s a danger of never finding herself again

The struggles submerge her entity under all that meaninglessness

Everything gets mingled once underneath meaninglessness

Nothingness finds a fruitful soil to spread its roots

Deeper than the unconscious

Sucking out oxygen, suffocating the chances of re-emergence

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