When I Told Them the Sky was Orange

When I told them the sky was orange,

they told me not to be so childish.

But I know that I'm right.

Because every night,

as the people who said the sky is blue go to bed,

I look up,

and I know that because I kept my eyes open,

I can see that the sky is orange.

And when I close my eyes,

and go to bed.

The sky turns black.

But I'm not afraid,

Because unlike the people who insist that the sky is always blue,

I can build stars with my dreams.

© 11-06-2017