Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Artistic Interpretations – Immigrant Portraits
The Challenge is wide open – any style or form of poetry. I do request that all poetry be new to this challenge. I prefer you respond to these images or text, however, if you have a unique image you would like to use, I am open to that.
I am frightened. My heart races.
Hordes of people surround me,
many languages spoken. Sometimes,
I hear a phrase in Russian,
makes me smile. It also reminds
me of home, miles away now. Here
I am alone on this strange island.
We all hold fears and dreams.
Difficult for my parents, obtaining
the means for me to come here.
At least I will not have to marry
a man from my village. I will work
hard, and find a handsome husband.
America is my new home.