I want to fly back
to pineapple kissed skies
coconut tree lined beaches
home made ice cream and sweet rice cakes.
I said goodbye
my motherland almost 8 years ago
But come winter,
all I want is to curl in her warm bosom.
Why did I migrate to this cold city?
I'm a summer gal.
Posted for: Poets United : Goodbye and Flash Fiction Friday : For the G-Man. It took me almost 2 hours to come home tonight because of the snow. Oh well..such is life ~
Canada is a land of immigrants. According to census figures, an estimated 1,110,000 immigrants arrived in Canada between 01 January 2001 and 16 May 2006. During this time period, these immigrants accounted for 17.9 percent of the total foreign-born population and 3.6 percent of Canada's total population of 31.2 million people. The largest proportion of immigrants who arrived between 2001 and 2006 were born in Asia (including the Middle East) at 58.3 percent. In contrast, only 12.1 percent of immigrants for the same duration ending in 1971 were born in Asia.
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