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Visions

I had a vision
once when I was 10
I wanted to stop poverty
I wanted to stop bullying
but the numbers taught me
that if there are people who can eat
there will be people who will be starving

I had a vision
once when I was 18
I wanted to spread joy
with the wonders of music
but the numbers taught me
that there are people who make the world sing
but only the gifted can make the world dance

I had a vision
once when I was 20
I wanted to make kids smile
and provide them an escape from “reality”
but the numbers taught me
that if I continued going on “being like this”
I would be a burden to society

I have a vision
I am now 23
I lost myself several times along the way
I want to pick up all the lost pieces
but the numbers are telling me
that it might all be too late
I might just be another statistic
I might just be a waste of ability
and money

But that’s not going to stop me from trying
to make my way out of it

What if you woke up one day
and found out that the numbers were lying?