book case

for my birthday, i want a bookcase
where i can live a different life
page after page
each treasured book a sweet escape
never one to lose my place

for my birthday i want a home
where i can live and not be afraid
like i always am
each day the same unflinching reality
another unfulfilled life on the lam

for my birthday i want to be happy
for life will be short
from here on
i’ve fallen far from where i started
but from this moment on, I’ll be reborn

NaPoWriMo Day 2: Hope

I used to believe
that the world was kind,
that underneath all our trappings,
we’re all of one heart
and mind.

But as each day goes by,
I cannot help but see
that the things I believe in
are becoming harder
to find.

Kindness, love, acceptance…
sometimes I find myself wondering
where have they all gone?
When the day is over, are we
really alone?

But within the fringes,
I see it, this glimmer they call hope.
Maybe one day, you and I will find it
and we’ll learn to do more
than just cope.