Diary Entry written by Maicie Robinson.

Dear Diary,

Today is the day. The day where I say my goodbyes to my mother, London and  practically my whole life so far.

First of all, I think it is for the best as lately there has been a lot of attacks and I don’t really feel safe any more. I am now packing my luggage ready for the day ahead. I felt a small wave of excitement flow through me. I had so many mixed emotions I didn’t know what to feel. I had a nice feeling of starting a new life without my mother but then at the same time I felt worried  and didn’t know who to trust as i had never met the people that were here. I was also worried that they would be like mother and mistreat me.

Then,  I felt like I  had a 1 in a million chance of getting picked to live with someone nice as lots of the posh children were wearing their best outfits and I was standing there in old , dirty rags with holes in them.


Eventually, the time came where adults were collecting their child/children of their choice and the smiles on their faces as they were leaving was amazing. If only I could smile like that. Instead I stood their forlorn and mortified that no one had chosen me, what was I expecting though. Then i saw a shadowy figure peer over me and then he said to my billeting officer ” I would like this child please.”

It was the best moment of my life and it only took those words to put a smile on my face. As I saw his aesthetic I thought the worst of him but i took the opportunity to turn my life around and this was just the beginning. I could see a great future ahead.


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