If you’ve been following me long enough, you might have observed that there’s a shift in the theme of my poetry.
Two years ago, I was writing about nature.
A year ago, I was writing about love, anxiety, and depression.
This time, I began reconnecting with my younger self.
I was a dreamer back then, and that I aspire to be again.
I always dreamed of living in a farm.
My grandparents used to work in many rice fields, they grow vegetables and has a wine business.
My father owns two orchards with various fruit trees, where we visit during weekends and in summertime.
I wish I could share those experiences with my children, but the times are changing.
Nowadays, with new generations, having easier access to education and other government services, it’s more logical for them to have a professional degree and leave their hometown in hopes to find a stable job in big cities after graduation.
I may be living in the city now, but my heart belongs to home, and I will continue to write about it.
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