Kessie

I am not a poet so it will be a challenge to write 30 poems, one a day, in November. 30 Poems in November! is a literary fundraiser for the Center for New Americans. The Center for New Americans welcomes and serves immigrants in Western Massachusetts with free English classes and a range of support services. New immigrants in our community are challenged every day in ways we can’t imagine, but which in some ways I understand. I know that they came for a dream, or to escape, and they will fall in love, madly, with the United States of America: its freedom and its opportunities. I know this because 51 years ago this October, I too was an immigrant to the United States, albeit a very privileged one, and I too fell in love, as if in the thrall of a passionate affair. The United States offered freedoms that were unknown to me, that I knew I wanted above all else. I stayed. And I remain passionate, and I will write, with your support to help new immigrants and the work of the Center for new Americans. Please donate now! It will keep me motivated. And thank you. Kessie
Goal $ 500.00
100% towards our goal
$ 530.00 raised
HONOR ROLL
Wenda Restall
$ 100.00
To celebrate my arrival here as an immigrant in 1967.
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