Unfamiliar Surroundings

The pilot says

We're landing in thirty minutes

thirty minutes to prepare

for a new land

a new language 

new people.

Should I be excited

or scared?

I left my friends,


my old way of life.

What if they think I'm too different?

What if I talk weird?

Will they want to be friends with me?

I can't go back to where I was

This is my new shot

for a better life.

There's nowhere

to run.

Outside the window,

the sun looks different

the cities look unfamiliar

I realize 

I cannot express my feelings

in English

what am I suppose to say?

what am I suppose to do?

There's only

one way out

The only way out

is through

Take it in,

talk to the people

make mistakes,


get back up again

fail better.

After nine years of that,

I gotta say,

I've got it all down.


This poem is about: 
My family
My country


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