Saturday, February 8, 2014
A Love Poem To China
This is my first ever attempt to write a poem so be kind with your judgments. I first wanted to make it funny, but then I realized I really have not the rhyming talent to make that happen. After this past week I just felt like writing this. So I give you: A Love Poem To China!
We first met in August 2010
I was all so young & unexperienced back then.
When I first met you I thought it couldn't be true
something so interesting & foreign, I had no clue!
You sucked me in & didn't let me go
& influenced me like no one else had done so.
Everyday you teach me something new
& never ask me to give something to you.
You teach me more than my university could every do,
but I will never understand you as much as I would like to.
In Shenzhen you nearly killed me five times over,
but look at me: I would to it all over!
Shenzhen has strained the love between me & you
but eventually my stomach learned to love laduzi too.
Yunnan has won my heart by giving me lotus root,
but at home no one understands and thinks I am a hoot!
Your charm works on me every time
& when I am far my body aches for your hand in mine.
You have shown me polluted lakes & toxic rivers far & wide,
but also nature so beautiful that leaves me in awe I cannot hide.
For every over-crowded & noisy city
you have shown me valleys isolated & pretty.
Not even the best of the best know what you really do,
but I guess that's what keeps me so hooked unto you.
Who knows how long our relationship will last,
but I'm not worried, because I know I'll be happy even if it's in the past.
So I would like to give a toast
to everyone who has been by my side, but to you the most:
Thank you for everything you have done
& now drink up because there is plenty more to come!