We leave our land 

And look for a home

Away from home.

We own or rent a few square feet

And share space with others.

We shun our culture, language 

And mingle with others.

We learn their culture, language

And the ways of their living.

We adjust with their food, 

Their dress and their deeds.

We learn their slogans 

And praise their heroes.

We raise our children 

Singing their songs.

Our efforts go in vain,

Our mingling becomes a dream 

And we look for a new vocabulary.

We create our own discourse 

With a deep sense of alienation 

And the diaspora rises.