424 Why Can’t She Be Like That. . . [25 September 2001]

she looks upon the screen
to see the faces of those
she wishes to be
the beauty she wishes she had
the talent she believes she doesn’t have
the love she cannot find
so every night
she lifts her head to the night sky
and asks why she was not given this life
why she can’t be like them
have their wealth, beauty, fame
why
but the sky only blinks back at her
and the tears begin to fall
she hangs her head in the darkness
hoping for it all to end
but day-by-day she finds
that all have a purpose
it doesn’t matter
if you have money
or celebrated beauty
or glittering fame
all that matters in life
is that you live it well
as yourself
your dreams can be reached
it is possible
even if it seems just a star
in a midnight sky

 

© Johanna Fugitt 2017

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