Red thread – Poem

There is a red thread between two different kind of worlds,
One world with red dragons, incense and lantarns  I cannot remember,
I guess I lost her many years ago,
What she really was like, I will never ever know.

She changed very fast after I left her twenty years ago,
She is not the same anymore,
Neither am I,
We both changed in ways you can’t imagine,
Despite the distance, I still feel compassion.

There is a red thread crossing the big oceans and small seas,
All the way to the place I am right now; here,
This world I feel, smell, hear and see everyday,
It’s the world where I love, eat, work and pray.

This world taught and showed me so many beautiful things life has to offer,
I am living my dream because of her,
She gives me hope, freedom and protection,
She gives me motivation and takes me to the right direction.

There is a red thread between two kind of different worlds,
Both worlds taught me a different lesson,
One taught me my roots and family history,
While the other taught me to enjoy everyday cause the future is a big mystery.


Love, The Happy Panda!

Filed under: China, Loss & grief, Poems

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I am Wanxia Yang and I call myself the Happy Panda from Europe. I was adopted when I was two years old from the province Sichuan in China . I am 29 years old and I love writing stories about my experiences as an adult adoptee. My goal is to create more awarenes about adoption in dailylife for everyone who’s interested.