March 6, 2000
This poem was written by Leona Ratt, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Leona was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba. She has lived in Canada all her life. She is a single mother of two beautiful girls. She started Basic Education 10 in January 1998, and finished at the end of that year. Leona has gone on to the Adult 12 Program in January 1999.
I had so many dreams
So many goals to reach
All the things I thought I would have
And things I thought I could teach
Now my life seems out of control
A destiny lost in the dust
My mind always wandering
Trying to clean off the rust
Searching the depths of my soul
Try and regain my own destiny.....
This poem was taken with permission, from an anthology of stories, poetry and other works by students of Basic Education 10 and Adult 12, SIAST Kelsey Campus, entitled VISIONS X.]