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Scattered across the world, the Boat People shaped unknown and alien places, into their new homes. Hear their stories of adjusting to their new surroundings.


A poem by Air Canada Flight Attendant Leslie Nelson, Vancouver, Canada.  Penned en-route from Tokyo to Malaysia to pick up refugees. January 23, 1980.

Time .......thoughts
alone, detached
drifting in a space all mine
safe, private
opening doors to myself and looking in.
Floating back in time
love blankets me with a feeling
of warmth
and a strength so strong I feel no boundaries.
Is there a test.....or is time?
I know no fear.