In Different Places
The Filipino in Me - Insights into Living Heritage
Entry by Kehrl Meeno Reyes. Edmonton, Alberta.
IN DIFFERENT PLACES
It's great to feel that there are friends
Even in different places.
In varying environments
We find traces of what can be
Our new safe space
Even in a slower pace
The grandeur of the Walterdale bridge
Like my alma mater's track I can go around til late
Lying on the grass at the hill
With someone missing home still
The buzz at Whyte
I see Manila's busy streets in light
To the same stores I go
With a promise to explore, to grow
The hills at Griesbach,
The sight of downtown in the river valley
The amusing lights at refineries in the East
The seemingly never-ending LRT construction
The vastness of The Mall that you already know
I miss home
While in my new home
Yet I enjoy two worlds
Each contributing to my person
I miss you, too.
I remember you in the community.
I see you in the passion
Of every strong person I meet.
And I continue to grow regardless.
And it's everywhere, in every new thing.
To long for that familiar feeling
That makes life worth living.
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