At Idomeni to the village of Chamilo

by Poetry and Literature by Sofia Kioroglou


For a moment I thought
I had found a new home
I was swathed in blankets
and given some food.

I hadn’t eaten for days
gaunt and cadaverous
I made my way to the refugees camp
as the sun cracked through the darkling clouds.

The Red Cross crew tried their best
to rescue a woman’s baby before
hurrying to a man having an epileptic fit
in front of a hundred of us refugees

For a moment I thought
I had found a new home
scrambling for way past
EU’s closed Balkan door

12 Comments to “At Idomeni to the village of Chamilo”

  1. Reblogged this on Sofia Kioroglou and commented:

    My poem ” At Idomeni to the vilage of Chamilo” will be published in the Poetry for Refugees Anthology in May.

  2. Powerful and moving poem! Congratulations, Sofia! 🙂

  3. Sophia, This simply rips my heart out. I cannot imagine what it would be like to be ripped from my home through no fault of my own., with no place to go, and all my kitchen stuff to cook with, bathrooms, food, water!! Oh God help us all if we do not do all we can to help those in need. So many times it is as simple as we don’t know what to do to help. Besides money… Money seems to be very very tight with everyone I know. These times are so very scary. Have you already gone to the refugee camp or are you returning? Blessings, Debbie

    • One more thing… If this is too personal I’ll understand. Where are you, where are you from and is this” your “story of having no home , or is it just a brilliantly heart wrenching poem. 🙂

      • Debbie, how are you? Hope all is well with your health. I am from Greece and this is a tribute to all people at refugees camps all over the world. However, it is here where the refugees are trapped as the borders are closed for them. We,Greeks, try to do all we can to help them but the influx of refugees is uncontrollable and our resources very meager. Yet, we have set up camps for them and strive to support them in any way we can. The Balkans have closed their borders and these people cannot reunite with their families. Isn’t that unfair? We are a poor country but still we have a heart and provide them with the bare necessities even if it means doing without the certain basic things. It is certainly a heart wrenching situation and my heart really goes out to them. Thank you for your response and may these people find some peace at last. They have suffered way too much so far and deserve finding a home.

      • It’s a worldwide heartbreaking scenario. who would ever have thought in this day and time people would be living this way? It’s time for the Second coming!!

      • Please continue to pray for my health as when my book comes out I need to be able to go out and share God’s love!

      • I will my friend!Be blessed!

  4. The truth Sofia. If only more people saw it. Thank you for sharing.

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