Dana

Dana’s Alppikulma diary (May 18 and 19)

Migrant Tales comment: Our longtime editor, Dana, has promised to update a diary of her life in Alppikulma, a shelter for the homeless. We publish this for others to know what a special woman Dana is but to get an insight into the lives of the homeless. Today, 18. May. 2021 was a rainy day,

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Dana: Finland’s black case

Finland is a country of addiction, alcohol, and drugs, but there are no facts in its newspapers.Finland is a land of garbage and cigarette butts and spit; the streets are full of cigarette butts and spit and feces and piss of dogs. But no one cares. There is no smoking only in front of the Parliament

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Migrant Tales Literary: Galactic prayer

By Dana دعای کهکشانیای خدایا دستهایم را بگیر، مرا با خود به آسمانها ببر، به زیبایی و شکوه بی نظیرکهکشانها ببرای خدا نامم را صدا کن، کنارم بیا و کلماتم را ادا کن، مرا به سرزمینهایی ببر که تنها باشم، تنهای تنهای تنها• از فنلاند دورم کن که در امنیت و زنده  و فرخنده و پا برجا

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Migrant Tales Literary: Canary of light

By Dana رقناری آی قناریها برایم آواز بخوانید چون من اسیر دست فنلاندم، گرفتارم در یک قفس در بندماین قفس جنس آتشی دارد، بی نور و پنجره، نگهبان و پلیس های زشت وحشی و پا پتی دارد. فنلاند کشور سیاهچاله هاست، کشور شکنجه و قحطی و درد و مرگ و بلاست.من در این کشور بدام افتادم، بالهایم را شکستند و پاهایم

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Migrant Tales Literary: God, my commander

By Dana Alone, solo and it is hard to fight, O GODYes, in the depths of darkness and dancing is pain O GOD GOD Tearing under the clutches of enemies and slaveryIt is hard to roll in blood and be silent and shut up, O GOD GOD suffocates the songs of the heart and smiles?Yes,

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Welcome back Dana!

Migrant Tales insight: Dana is a talented poet from Iran and a victim of the Finnish Immigration Service. I met her through this blog in 2012. I wrote back in 2015: “After a year and six months, I got an email from Dana, who has written many beautiful and powerful poems for us. I was

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Dana: Open racist wave

Migrant Tales insight: After a year and six months I got an email from Dana, who has written many beautiful and powerful poems for us. I was delighted to hear from her after such a long time. Those who remember, the passing away of her parents in such a short time was a terrible blow

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Dana: Forbidden questions

By Dana Questions need answers, silence is not an answer, silence has no wave, without a wave you can’t move, without a wave u cant build, without a wave you go and give up, without a wave u can’t wake up. 1. Is Sauli Niinisto your favor president? Why, if yes? Why not? Can you answer this

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Migrant Tales Literary: Death

By Dana Death is calling me, caaall calling Because my life is a bore, booore bore Death is teaching me, hooow… why That i may enjoy Mama’s company, hiiigh high. Death is calling my name, oh that’s well Because in Finland i have nothing to heal Death is calling my heart, wow its dark Finnish

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Darling Baba (Dad): You no longer need a visa to Finland

MT comment: I was sorry to hear from Dana that her father passed away. Two months ago her mother left her. She had been waiting for three years to bring her parents to her side under Finland’s strict  family reunification law, which was tightened in 2011. Finland shows its human face by accepting refugees but then

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Migrant Tales Literary: Mark or question mark

By Dana Source: www.aumethodists.org White or yellow or one step until yellow …Finish the race??? The question mark means that it is a question for you, so this story wants your ideas; u can prove them, ur idea as u wish. This is a colorful question so it isn’t an easy question to answer… but if

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Dana: Woes for you killers who kill without a knife

By Dana Why should I personally challenge Finland’s disgraceful family reunification obstacles? I won’t. Why should I? For whom? For other foreigners? But some abuse the laws. Not only some foreigners but some Finns too. I paid, as a result, a high price for their ways. Some foreigners live here for years, or maybe they

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WHO?

By Dana Who takes responsibility for the racist crimes in Finland? Is that an easy question? The answer? Is that a difficult question?..it needs an answer, however, because it is a question. I have right to ask whom? Whom? The President of Finland? What responsibilities does a president have in Finland? Parliament? Ministries? What do

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My Conscience Your Conscience

By Dana Who has conscience? Who doesn’t have conscience? Finnish law doesn’t because it made a deep wound in me and it could not feel it did anything bad, oh nothing at all.                                                                                                       So why is this law  so cruel to me and my situation??? Because it isn’t wise…. because wiseness has conscience.                                                                                                What about racist people? Black

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Dana: Am alone in a faraway land without my mom

Yes, it’s a few days since I got my citizenship, and you cruel ones got together. You hated me and my mother too.  She is gone now. Dana _________ Am alone at home Alone in Finland I cannot cry I am standing in front of you, my enemies, and telling that you are very cruel.

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Migrant Tales Literary: Helloless culture

By Dana Hello!
 Well yes, hello! Hello! Let me tell you about a helloless culture.
 What is wrong with greeting people anyway?
 In Finland saying hello seems very difficult. 
It looks like they’re afraid to say hello even if u told them hello over and over again…and i’m wondering how many times i have to take

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Migrant Tales Literary: Boycott تحریم

By Dana نه رفیق و خانواده                  چهره ها پر از افاده نه در و نه پنجره، راه        مهر وموم و قفل و هم چاه نه کلید و رحمت و نور           همه کس بگویدت زور تازیانه می زند هار                 دیو زشت موذی

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Enough is enough! I’ve had it with you Finns!

By Dana Yesterday was a dark black day but a blessed one even if it brought so much sadness. A racist couldn’t kill who I am and yet again, like so many times before in my life, God helped me to overcome a very difficult situation. For you racists out there, and those who support

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Migrant Tales Literary: Elixir – اکسیر

Elixir – اکسیر By Dana در این دنیای بی حد شرو ظالم                    خداوندا تویی عادل و عالم In this unlimited evil and cruel world Oh GOD  u r the right one and sage به درگاهت شب و روز ای الها                  بنام هر دم و هر لحظه جانا In

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Migrant Tales Literary: A letter to Jesus عیسا سلام

By Dana عیسا سلام ای نرگس زیبای من، عیسی سلام طاير تقدیربی همتای من، عیسی سلام ارغوا ن بنشسته بر اورنگ، شاه مهربان آفتاب لایزال، کشتی و کشتیبان من، عیسی سلام یاسمین، حاذق به هر درد و فغان، شاه زمان شاهراه جاودان، درمانگر و درمان من،عیسی سلام رازقی، خّرم ز رویت هم زمین و آسمان،

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Migrant Tales Literary: تب Fever

By Dana زارم مکن،خوارم مکن،از غصه بیمارم مکن    شلاق را از من جدا،زخمی و بر دارم مکن Don’t feel sorry for me, don’t degrade me, don’t make me feel any sicker from my sorrow Don’t whip me, don’t injure me, don’t send me to the gallows. دیو خموش تیره راخجلان و زندان میکنم      آب خنک

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Migrant Tales Literary: A warning: Finland

By Dana خشم است خوراک مرد بیمار               عاقل نرود پی بد احوال Anger is the food of sick men        wiser men don’t feed off such feelings گر زخم زنی به جان نیکان                جان تو شود نصیب دیوان If u stab a good human’s spirit       ur spirit will end up being

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Migrant Tales Literary:ما بی من شد We was without i

By Dana چشمه اشکم خدا خشکیده شد       جمله شبهایم خدا پوسیده شد The river of my tears oh GOD was seared All my nights oh GOD were rotten آن دلاور یار پاک خاطرم          در نگاه عاشقم ژولیده شد That brave holy friend of my memories Unkempt in my lover’s look بال و پر ده ای

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Migrant Tales Literary: Poetic essay for tomatoes and cucumbers

By Dana در دام اگرافتادی،  جنگ مکن         بیهوده به جان خود وما رشک مکن If u fall in a trap, don’t fight back              Vanity and envy won’t help you to be free آشی که تو خود پزی، اول تو خوری          پس بر سر خود مزن، برو، خشم مکن The porridge u cook , first

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Migrant Tales Literary: ترکم مکن Don’t leave me

‎ ای رازهای زندگی ترکم مکن، ای امید سبز ترکم مکن، ای ایمان ابدی با من بمان،ا ی آهنگ خوش صدایم پرواز کن، پرواز، مرا با خود ببر به دوردست هایی که نامش ایران است. به سرزمینی کی ریشه ام آنجا مانده است، به خانه ای که مادرم را دارد ، به اتاقی که پدرم

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Migrant Tales Literary: Love

عشق می کوبد به دربت باز کن                               نور و معنا شو، بیا آواز کن Love bangs on ur door, open it    –    be light and meaningful, come into song عشق قوت می دهد سر زندگی                               باز کن آغوش خود همراه شو Love gives

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An email from a woman immigrant: Jungle law in Finland

Some foreigners and immigrants give birth to babies near-constantly and therefore are unemployed. After 15, 10 or 7 years they enroll in a Finnish-language course and complain that they don’t learn a thing. They claim that Finnish is too difficult to learn. Some Finns are more than happy to hear that their langauge is too difficult

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Migrant Tales Literary: خواب زشت Dirty dream

By Dana سرزمین گریه من رعد و طوفانی شده                 قلب زیبای لطیفم سخت و بارانی شده The land where my tears fall is thundering and stormy   My beautiful heart is now hard and rainy موج وحشت میفرستد سوی من هر حادثه        قطره های اشک من خونین و گل مالی شده

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Migrant Tales Literary: Mother and daughter دختر و مادر

   Mother and daughter دختر و مادر By Dana شب و روز منی ای مادر من                                       خیالم فکر من اندیشه تن Ur my night and day oh mother mine         My imagination, mind, thought and spirit همه هوش و حواسم فکر و ذکرم                               دعا تک خواهشم بوی بهشتم All intelligence, my attention, thought and mention           Prayer,

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Migrant Tales Literary – Finnish Immigration Service: Biting law نیش قانون

 Finnish Immigration Service: Biting law   نیش قانون By Dana تو میگریشن پلیس تنها بلایی                            تو میگریشن پلیس بد نا قلایی U migration police the only pain                     U migration police r underhanded تو میگریشن پلیس ظالم جفاکار                     تو میگریشن پلیس زشت و طلبکار U migration police are cruel, bring anguish       U migration police are ugly

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Migrant Tales Literary: غریبه Garibeh (stranger, wanderer)

غریبه  Garibeh (stranger, wanderer) By Dana کجایی اسمان پر ستارم                                      کجا خورشید خانم شیرین نگارم Where r u my sky full of stars                          Where r u Ms. Sun, u sweet darling کجا ای مادر زیبای نازم                                      کجا ای مهربانم دلنوازم دلنوازم   Where r u my beautiful cute mother        Where oh my kind, my hospitable

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