What we miss: Staying Abroad

Melissa Shrestha
Posted July 17, 2019 from Nepal

That after 5 pm brownies mom used to bring after her office hours

That midnight "did you sleep?" sneak-ins from dad

That sacrifices and love filled services from your younger sister

That gentle smile and excitement of watching next episode of B-drama with your grand-mom

We rarely take time back to rethink what we've left and what we're missing

We are so busy walking in the path of successful bright future

We tend to miss out these glorious moments with our family members

Today, I just miss you all a little extra While having this chocolate brownie

While not being able to sleep While doing all the work by myself

While trying to enjoy B-drama online

Guess its all about letting go of these homesick feelings

Guess its all about growing up

Guess its just between our minds

But today, I wish to share

To share those staying abroad

Trying to fight with life and challenges

All the best young minds

You all will do great

This time shall pass

We will be together with our family SOON

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 17, 2019

Hello, Melissa,

This is such an heartfelt poem. There’s this kind of ache when we miss our loved ones and we can’t do something about it. You are speaking in behalf of a lot of people.

In my country, there are millions of overseas foreign workers. So they can very much relate to this poem.

Thanks for sharing!

Jill Langhus
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 17, 2019

Hi Melissa,

Thanks for sharing your lovely poem. I think reminiscing is a healthy thing, as long as it's not painful:-) I'm glad you will be reunited with your family soon, dear...


Jul 18, 2019
Jul 18, 2019

How are you my dear? I really like your poem, it's metaphorical and with a imegery content.
I try to visualize whilst reading. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great day.

Tamarack Verrall
Jul 19, 2019
Jul 19, 2019

Dear Melissa,
I love that you have written for us all to have more understanding of how being far from family can be heart-rending, and then that you send your message off to the wind with such love to others going through the same right now.

Beth Lacey
Jul 21, 2019
Jul 21, 2019

a sweet, lovely poem

Aug 13, 2019
Aug 13, 2019

Hello Mel,
Some sisters away from home would be reading this poem with mixed feeling. Please sisters don't cry! Remember the lives you are changing in your little ways and that alone will make the ones we left behind to be very proud of us.

Well done,Mel.

Sisterly love,
Harriet Chimdirimebere

Anita Shrestha
Oct 09, 2019
Oct 09, 2019

Thank you for shariing

Oct 23, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

At times it is great if you are away from family yet you enjoying your stay as you pave your way, however, sad if you are in a country where you are not appreciated and end up being abused or life threatened yet you choose to stay just because your family have expectations from you which is the reason why we end up missing home and its warmth and love