The second home

By Ma. Jasmin Tingala

The Second Home

 

The day I left

The place where I lived

Leaving behind

All love of mine

 

In search of earning a good living

For a family that was waiting

However tough I may seem

As long as it is for them

 

Homesickness was the first thing to encounter

Once we separated from each other

Though it’s so painful to be away

We remain connected every day

 

The second home

Where I am now

Is not what I want

But it is in demand

 

Life’s hard undeniably

Being far from where we used to be

The only thing that makes us stay

Is a kind of living we can earn fairly

 

The second place we work today

Is different from our own country

We went from simple to difficult

And let them know we’re able to flaunt

 

Not all were lucky

To have a good employer’s family

But we do our best

To show our kindest

And promise to do what we signed

Till we finish our contract that they designed

 

So I’m telling you all

Being an OFW sounds cool

But it’s like trying to break out of a maze wall

Finding a way to be out and free

All we do is work and pray!

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