My parents are living in their dream house now
with trees as far as the eyes can see
A quiet, peaceful neighborhood with nowhere to go
and from no one to flee
We’re all educated now
Never speaking English at home
But we’re educated now, paying off these student loans
We’ve got healthcare now
Never worried about getting ill
There’s no prescription on Earth that my doctors can’t fill
We’ve got our human rights now
Happily taking what we were given before
But here, in this country, I’m allowed to fight for more
I have freedom now
Freedom to move and freedom to grow
Freedom to reap all that I did not sow
I support my family now
Sending aid to the Motherland
Holding the New World in one, and Old World in the other hand
I travel often now
Costa Rica, Bali, Malta- all know my name
I knew to play Chess during a Checkers game
Everyone likes me now
Invited to all the cool parties and all the cool dates
Of all the quantum possibilities, I’m kinda glad this is my fate
The Parade is over now
Five-star restaurant and I foot the bill
Ordered everything on the menu and, somehow,
I’m hungry, still.
About the Creator
The current of words that flow through a Syrian-American woman. A conduit of subjective Truth.
Very well written. Keep up the good work!
Niche topic & fresh perspectives
Compelling and original writing
Creative use of language & vocab
Original narrative & well developed characters
Heartfelt and relatable
The story invoked strong personal emotions
Keep up the good work. Here's a little something if you have the time. https://vocal.media/poets/jingelo-grum
The end though! Nice work :)
Those last two lines... gut punch! Well done! Love this piece
Wow this is amazing!!
Beautiful and heartfelt. Love the 2 ending lines
I really enjoyed reading this, I love the way your words flow. It felt so nice reading it but the message was heavy and deep. Outstanding job!
Lovely! I enjoyed reading it.
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"A quiet, peaceful neighborhood with nowhere to go" it is one of the our dream as well because peaceful neighbor is one of the blessing. BTW nice work and excellent write up.
“Of all the quantum possibilities, I’m kinda glad this is my fate.” An amazing line. An all together strong poem. As a woman of color I resonate.
Beautiful poem, and that ending is fantastic. As a teacher of immigrants and refugees, I would like to share this with my students.