Friday, October 8, 2010

Mock my visions, mock my dreams.

When I was a child everybody told me,

That I can be, whatever I want to be,

I wanted to be a clown, a princess and a rich man's wife,

When I was seven I wanted to be a pregnant woman, be Barbie marry Ken and live a fabulous life,

From when I was a kid until now,I’ve pictured myself in a pilot suit, a police uniform and wedding gown.

I sincerely believed that everybody could be,

What they wanted to be

.Now I’m not a child anymore,

But these words are a part of my heart,Only death can tear us apart.

I’m Arwa , always with many dreams,I’m healthy, I’m young, I’m smart and I’m free,

You trying to take my visions will not imprison me,

You treat me like a person with special needs,

You mock my visions, mock my dreams,

You can tell me that I won’t succeed,Tell me that I have false beliefs.

You try to damage, crush and destroy,my work, my hopes, me.

But,I can be whatever I want to be,

Whether you agree or disagree.

Arwa Abdulkadir Mohamud

Copyright © 2010

1 comment:

  1. This poem instills us with hope, confidence, and respect. It keeps one's spirit up high.