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My First School Week
MONDAY– Today was very frightening, all I did was nail biting. It was very scary for me, all new subjects – what’s chemistry?
TUESDAY– It all feels strange, being very new, everyone stops and stares at you. I’m never gonna fit in here, I pray my old homeland was near.
WEDNESDAY– I’ve made a friend, her name is Claire, she’s taught me tips on what to wear. She made me feel welcome with a hug and a smile, we don’t speak the same language – but just give me a while!
THURSDAY – Science, English, Maths and Art, my classmates help me to take part. I feel that I am settling in, I gather my worries and throw them in the bin.
FRIDAY– I still miss my country, it will always be home, but thanks to friends and teachers, I do not feel alone. First week in school and all is done, MY BRAND NEW LIFE HAS JUST BEGUN!
By Emily Jessica Kavanagh
WHO AM I?
I am a woman, a unique woman, my father’s daughter, my mother’s daughter
A strong and hard working woman, I am a mother, a wife, a friend to many
I am a confidante, a helper, I am the support, I am me because I am…
A woman of substance
HIV?! Does not change who I am, I am me because I am
Fun, sexy, radiant and beautiful, I am strong willed and stubborn
The essence of a woman, I am complete – Who are you?
Our prayers may be different, our countries afar,
In the darkest of nights we see the same stars
But I’m sure that the war has changed your lives too.
Now you see that I am no different from you!
By Alexandra Trew