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Trauma

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Trauma

I have a life experience to share.
I don't know if you would care.
In the last unforgettable year,
I applied for FSW/Federal Skilled Worker 
Immigration Program in Canada.

Unfortunately, 
I've already reached the said quota.
I was denied for my dream visa.
Though I was qualified to apply,
I was refused for two simple reasons:
"No current employer and Ph.D. degree."

My self-esteem got very low, 
I didn't know what to do
Because I have nothing to show
To my friends who kept asking me.
So it's time to break my silence.

I told them what happened
And they have felt sorry for me.
My wife has lost her self-confidence
But I told her to never give up
Even though I was hurting inside.

On this coming May 4, 2013,
CIC offices will accept FSW applications.
Though I've the necessary qualifications,
I don't know if I will ever apply again
Because I still have the unbearable pain.







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  1. Date: 5/2/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Good write.