Big Lift Ferry Poem F181

From overcrowding –
Forced into the lower deck –
Like leaving Viet Nam –
Except it’s much nicer, free –
And Dartmouth ain’t that scary




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Happy Canada Day! I took the ferry home from Dartmouth when it was maxxed out. I did make it on to the upper deck, barely getting in among the last passengers allowed on. Of course, I thought of the comparison to my trip out of Viet Nam by boat where there were 32 of us on a 33 feet boat, with the overcrowding. However, of course, there’s no real comparison of what this trip’s overcrowding was like to that one!

Most thankful for my Parents’ wisdom to choose Canada as the destination of choice, and for Canada to have accepted us! Thank you!

The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.

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