Still In My Arms, by Tandrima
Tandrima always had dreams to do her best and to make something of herself, but she was married young and never allowed to educate herself. Now single and with teenage daughters, she wrote this poem to examine the legacy of lost dreams and express her sadness for her earlier hope. The beauty of the poem demonstrates that she hasn’t lost all hope and that her potential is still there.
This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.