CambodiaHuy LuyPoems


Huy Luy

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Lying once or twice
can become a habit.
Even if you want to tell the truth,
you go silent.
A feeling that weighs heavy,
but you can’t
speak the truth.


Huy Luy (13)

comes from Cambodia. With his brothers and sisters he was brought to Germany by a gang of people smugglers in a large group. They were told not to speak in Germany about the background to their journey, which is a great burden for the siblings. In August 2018 they were taken back by air, under pressure, according to the official statement voluntarily.