THE CROSSING

Somte Ralte

Moses only had to raise his staff
For the word of the Lord was upon the waters
And the sea parted for the chosen to cross.

When our land was in turmoil
Father crossed the mountains to join village grouping
Who knew settling there he would meet Mother?

Tonight I am crossing the spiritual Jordan
Those that do not, will not understand
For who knows what awaits once we have crossed?

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Somte (Lalmalsawmi) Ralte graduated with English honours under Gauhati University and completed her Masters in English from Mizoram University. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at MZU on Northeast poetry.somteii

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