By Christina Judy Fernandez
A wooden box be his home
Merely 8,withered and cold
Light peering,a glimmer of hope for liberation
Innocence ripped of
Unscathed foetus,yet untouched
Now almost free
Caution grey skies
Seeking life in dark ice cave
Mind the angry voicesFly off on magic carpet, he mustTo destinations "unforetold"
Traverse fields red hibiscus, yellow marigoldsTo luscious mountains
The 8-year oldFinds a new day thereNo holding backLook ahead to river of motivationThe icicles melt with breaking silenceFrozen faces speakLiberation! Vive!
Christina Judy Fernandez is a Malaysian and has been an English lecturer with HKU SPACE since February 2006. Prior to this, she lived and worked in the US and Thailand.