Phone Is My Life
By Shukkur Khan @ Ro Maung Nyan Tun
The one I can learn education through
is my phone.
The one which tells me the time is my
The one which assists me to see in darkness
is my phone.
The one which reminds me my forgotten
words is my phone.
The one which helps me to learn new
thing is my phone.
It helps me to remove my sadness with
It helps me to make myself happy
It helps me to motivate myself
It helps me to note things in my life
It helps me to understand what is going
on in the world
My phone is my dude.
It is my life.
It is my opportunity.
It is my university.
It is my notebook.
It is my guiding star.
It is everything for me.
It wakes me up with alarm on time.
It indicates me through map to seek
It helps me to offer new things from
It helps me to communicate around
It helps me to see face to face with friends
and relatives who are far away
Having no phone means having no life
Losing internet is losing source of
survival for me.
No communication, no information
We are in darkness, technical darkness.
The Art Garden Rohingya
About the Poem; Since September 1, the Bangladesh government cuts off the internet and mobile services for over one million Rohingya refugees in refugee camps, Cox’s Bazaar. This poem tells how the life of a Rohingya refugee without the internet looks like in camps.