Life of an Immigrant Woman
This is a rispetto poem. This is a poem that has two stanzas with a strict rhyme scheme. The rhyme scheme is usually abab ccdd. This is my first attempt at writing this type of poetry. I hope you can appreciate what it is conveying about an important issue that many people, men and women, who relocate to a new domicile experience. The poem addresses some of the frustrations of adjusting to a new country and the emotions associated with delayed transition and perceived lost of control. My next rispetto poem will be a more pleasant side of the story because all true stories juxtapose the positive and the negative experiences. Narratives about human experience should also tell of the resilience of the human spirit in spite of the challenges.
Anticipation and hopeful
Enthuse with youthful ambition
Talks of the future, not boastful
Encounters delayed transition
Disheveled in survival mode
Jungle of dashed dreams is the code
Regret, a daily visitor
She’s no longer the editor.
Rispetto Poem: Life of an Immigrant Woman
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