Long nights of infant screams

Long nights of infant screams that seemed to have no end;

You'd take turns driving me around just so I could hush up and go to bed.

This was only the beginning of this vigorous challenge called post marriage.

So many early mornings and late nights,

my dad working overtime and you sparing your last bite.

Scares of immigration separation caused fear and confusion.

That's when family started stepping in to make it seem like an illusion.

Luckily it was not a one way ticket you took with a grudge,

but rather the heart we did win of the American judge. 

Borders separating family would be no more;

attitudes from three little girls proved to leave life far from a bore.

Narrow minded and young thinking I was going through so much

When you were the ones who gave up your world to raise us bunch.

I'm older now and I finally see

you endured all these challenges becaus you loved me.

I push myself harder and conquer each quest

with the motivation of making you proud and giving you the very best.

It was a long struggle for you both and I still question why you do the things you do.

I'm always met with the same response, "It's because I love you."


This poem is about: 
My family