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It's almost midnight and I still lay awake, outside my window I look at the broken sky, every night in the sky I look for a shining star, the one that I have not found yet. I don't quite remember where and when I lost it. It appears that my star has grown tired of this gruesome world and has lost its ability to shine. The sound of the angry rain pattering upon the rocky road like a thousand bombs that have lost their purpose. The tapping of the rain against my window and the sound of furious thunder brings a sudden shiver into my body. For a moment I turn my head towards the table at the corner of my bedroom, on the table there stands seven bottles of medicine with various colors, almost all of the colors of the rainbow, this draws my attention. What beautiful colors but I wish they weren't medicine. I dissected a long sigh away and without caution the big drops of my tears tumbled onto my cheeks. Although even my tears cannot mend my empty and broken soul, it feels as if the rain and my tears want to compose in a symphony of wounded, and shattered hearts. Now I'm left with nothing but a handful of different colored medicine, that slowly will diminish and destroy me. Millions of unanswered questions run through my head and I keep asking "why?" but never get an answer. I'm left confused and unwilling to think anymore, and spend my days and nights in gruesome sleep. You might ask yourself why I'm so empty and broken hearted.It all began seven years ago when my family and I decided to emigrate from our homeland to Canada. My husband and I with the belief that freedom, peace and friendship should be indulged and the hopes of the dreadful walls of jails and prison halls to be destroyed forever and democracy be demonstrated for everyone in the world. I looked past my wonderful life, job, family, and career and left it all behind in hopes of having the democracy and freedom that was always denied to us and we felt that we could possess the longing overseas. While I was flying towards Canada in my heart I was both happy and unhappy, unhappy that I left all of my family, and friends behind, and happy that I took my daughter out of the terrible sea of dictatorship and denied freedom that she would soon be influenced by. But I never imagined that I took my daughter out of the sea and put her in the ocean. I never thought that this trip was like a black tornado that slowly sucked us into its condemned shell.Years past, and slowly we realized that the sweet illusion we had of this country was nothing but a myth. Even though we were educated we struggled with learning the English language, and that caused our hands to be tired and feel like we couldn't do anything on our own. With all of these obstacles I found a job in a manufacturing company, and tried my hardest to move up along with the other workers. And day after day I focused more on trying to advance my skills in my job. I was finally happy which was a different feeling than what I had for the past six...

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