Tag Archives: Strength

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Flower Son Tran

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The following poem was written in honor of a dear friend who immigrated from Vietnam as an adult. It was her strength and the stories of her birthplace that inspired this work.

 

A delicate flower of my country I am not

I am up before the sun is beating down on wet clothes

Hungry children loathe to leave their warm beds

I shake them harshly

Disinclined groans and hidden faces thank me

Hot food and pungent spices in the sweaty kitchen

A store front

Wares to sew and sell

People wander by

I hurry in and out unnoticed under the vicious sun

No money

Two dollars for a day that never ends

My Husband comes home to rest

He complains his day is long

His tired feet must rest

My boys are hungry

This morning’s food has evaporated into the humid air

Dry clothes must be re-scrubbed

Drenched as they are now with sweat and fatigue

Tomorrow is already begun

And the sun has stolen my sleep


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