Hmong Bride

June 7, 2017
By Pazao BRONZE, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Pazao BRONZE, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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It’s time,
To wear that purple hat striped black and white,
Those long black silk pants
With green and pink hlab siv in the front and back.
A silver xauv on top of my black clothed shirt.
I realize
It won’t ever be the same between my parents and I.
I will be an outsider starting today.
I have chosen to begin my own journey,
And take my own route.
Refusing to cut ties of being
A daughter,
I wished to turn back time,
But unable
Because the outfit is already on.

The author's comments:

As a hmong girl, you will eventually leave your family one day. It may not be today, but it could be tomorrow, or another. Everytime I attend weddings, every bride's tears drop because it will never be the same anymore because now they consider you as an outsider. I hope that people understand that time is precious with your family and make every second worth it. 

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