A Better Life

March 11, 2013 at 10:46am

Dreams and hopes

And false promises,

Credit and loans

English skills tested

The journey begins.


The better life!

Degrees and experience

Is to be left behind

New pastures to be explored

As you wait for the gold.

Cleaning and cooking,

Waiting and standing,

Any job justified,

For a sponsor or citizen.


Days roll over into seasons-

Business, Hospitality, Accounting

Diplomas and then advanced,

Books and work

Striving to strike the balance.

Twenty hours to work,

Another twenty to school

The week has more than forty

So much to waste.


Home is a memory

Families a blur

Friends are on Facebook

As memories fade away.

This year becomes next

As the sponsor awaits.


Seasons end as does the day

the heart grows weary

And then the mind.

July brings in winter

a new set of rules,

the student remains!

PR and sponsors

Now a distant dream,

New courses, more jobs

Lawyers and money

The circle moves on.


A better life

Is this it?

Away from home,

Diplomas and certificates

Standing, sitting, waiting

-the dream is so close


Yet out of reach.

Rome is not paved with gold

Nor is it down under,

The grass is green here

But so is it there!

A broken dream is sometimes better

Than a better life.


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  1. i just flied in from a distant like a shadow not really prepared to see what it feels like to get submerged by those words said so simply in a style completely unknown to me but i could sense it’s laden with meanings that relates a story and that’s truly remarkable….infact like u said life is beautiful….

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