The Unknown Space
Another powerful poem written by SOLA volunteer Debbie:
I walk in a different land, my footsteps are measured and cautious
Everyone is a stranger, unfamiliar faces fill the streets.
The landscape of my home was so beautiful to me,
Here things are dark and grey.
How do I express my feelings when the words get stuck on my tongue?
Even the food tastes unlike anything I have tried.
I miss my family and friends the good times we had together.
As I leave the house, a place of safety for me, I wonder what the day will hold.
Will l make a new friend who understands my fears? Or will l feel like an alien with people staring at me and calling me names?
I just want to live my life, without a pain in my heart, without a sense of loss.
I just want to belong.
Poem and illustration by Debbie