I look like porcelain,

Or so I am told.

I am much too fragile

For someone to hold.


I have been locked

Inside a cage,

Told never to show

Any rage.


Forever meant

To be alone,

With no one to claim me

As their own.


But I am not a doll,

not in any way.

I am not so weak,

that my resolve will sway.


I am determined

To leave this cell.

To find a love

And lose my shell.


With frost and snow,

I will thaw their heart.

And I will promise them

We will never be apart.

~ Sasana Shimotsuki, age ten, for his future partner