By: Jane Sucaldito Supapo
Early 2009 I left the Philippines
Because of dreams
Came to a foreign land, Singapore
To fulfil my plan to work and earn a living.
At first I couldn’t handle situations.
In my first and second employers’ homes I lacked food and rest.
I left them and found the third
They’re better and I am happily working.
I sacrificed and shed tears for my loved ones
It’s this love for them that I am here and holding
Determined I am to pursue my dreams
And fulfil the promise of a better future for them.
Being independent and a self disciplined individual
Wise and smart in a crucial world.
A breadwinner and a single mother to a girl
I learned to sacrifice my self-desires.
I thank God above all
For opportunities and chances
And facing forward to a better and brighter future
And one day will be proud of myself going back home where I truly belong.