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Nomad

They call me a nomad,
Because I move from country to country.
They say I have no home,
Because I don't own a house.

My home is my family.
My house are the walls
that surround the place where we live.
We all have a good education and lots of books.

Unlike nomads we have accumulated goods
Which we move from place to place to create our home.
Nevertheless our greatest treasure is our knowledge
Which cannot be destroyed by fire, wind, war
and cannot be stolen.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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I was born in Germany in 1960. I lived in Germany, Finland, and California and have visited many European countries. I currently live in Germany, but I would like to return to the US. I started writing poems in California inspired by the beautiful nature. I have a master degree in forestry and North American Studies. I write scientific books about nature and environmental history, but also short stories and poems. more…

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