I painted a life for myself
Outside my picture
And colored it with dreams.
In this life I see myself
Truly as I am
And what I would like to be.
In this life the tune of voice
That I hear
Is peaceful and gentle to my ear.
The smile I see on my face
Reflects how I feel
Contentment in my heart and soul.
The spoken words in this life
Are utterly a cheer
Of kindness, of understanding and love.
It is give and take gracefully
And give again
And take without being bragged.
Respect and class are the colors
That I choose
To paint with and light the hues of this pictured life.
I draw the sun that shines on me
And fills me with
Its warmth, the color of happiness and bless.
Next to it there is the moon shining
Silver lining, and stars
That never dim, gentle beams of security.
Then I came back to my picture,
and saw all what needed to be done.
And colored it with hope, brighten it
with dreams, light, energy for change.
February 5th, 2008