A prison of shadows, clouding my mind
No windows, no light, no way out
Am I forever in this eternal shadow?
To be a slave to the world to use and toss like nothing
Having no fate, no mind of my own.
This prison of an inescapable darkness
A life not worth living for
Hated for who I am, the ethnic I come from
Despised for being born to the daughter of my grandmother
Abhorred for my imagination of a free-loving person
Spurred by my own siblings for my astuteness
The light of sun and stars stand so far
The fire of life smaller than a grain of sand,
A grain of sand a thousand years away.
The stars of hope, lost in the darkness of the night
The sun of dreams, gone with the rising hour of darkness
The spark that drew me to this matrix of a world gone like yesterday.
This is my life