Poem: American in the Philippines

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As one of many Western Expats living under the tropical sun,

you would surmise that daily life was filled with endless fun.

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But the truth sometimes escapes the reality of life,

with a new way of doing things with a foreign husband or wife.

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Customs and habits are often difficult to break,

life might be smooth or rough as an earthquake.

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Support of relatives is close to the heart of every Pinoy,

embracing financial responsibilities, it brings them great joy.

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Foreign Pensioners face regulations domestic and from back home,

it is difficult to do banking under the overprotective dome.

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There appears to be a lack of trust by the West for the foreign spouse,

relegating them to a lower caste, creating complications in the house.

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Some see age differences within marriage nothing more than a curse,

others encourage it based on a Green Card and large wallet or purse.

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Communication difficulties may arise even though the language is the same,

but a word translated via culture may change the whole interpretation game.

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Finances are under scrutiny by relatives here and abroad,

some place under a microscope things they surmise as a fraud.

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Of course there are the good times, with a loving partner in this realm,

but outside pressures have been known, at times to overwhelm.

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Before one enters a relationship and resides in any foreign land,

weigh the pro and con, then be prepared to take your stand.

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https://i1.wp.com/www.indiesunlimited.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/typing-smiley-231x300.pngDavid Andre Davison is the writer of the poetry in this blog, unless another author’s name is credited. Some material may be written as satire or to promote thought. I do not advocate the use of force or promote any illegal or immoral acts. I retain ownership rights over the materials used, except for images and those materials cited in links from other sites, which are beyond my control. Thanks for visiting Relative Insanity!

 

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