Glimpse of Hope
by Analee Lazarito
I'm so tired of this empty feeling,
tired of being a migrant that lives alone.
Sacrificing away from home
I lay here staring at the ceiling,
Waiting by the phone ringing.
Thinking and wandering the land
where I was born.
I wish and I dream
that I’ll be home soon,
That we will be together
with my daughter and son,
I can't wait until we gather
and hugging each other
doing the things that we had never
I cry a thousand tears,
And think how much more I can take,
But in my heart I know,
I'd wait a thousand years
All for love's sake.
Stress is eating me every minute,
and second of the day.
How do I cope with the horrible effects
and make it go away?
Of remembering my love ones
that already passed away.
I try not to weep.
I hope he doesn't hear my cries,
But I can't stop the tears Falling from my eyes.
I feel so tired and run down,
I hardly can't sleep.
I lie in bed at night,
and wonder why it runs so deep.
Everyone asks why do you look so sad?
Do I tell them that my stress is eating me up
and that I feel really bad?
Just because my visa recently expired
and my salary are always delayed
I can’t demand to increase the wage that they paid.
I wake up every morning feeling so hopeless,
like nothing ever goes right and wondering
why my life is such a mess.
Only God knows how hard that I took
without rights in the country that I work.
I won't surrender and trust God
with all of these things.
I know he can manage everything.
This is a challenge that I'm going to strive for.
I'm a strong woman,
I got this and I'm going to survive!