May 20th

When I was young
I naively
thought that everyone
lived like me:

calm and quite
never wanting,
but as I grew
I saw images daunting.

And recently
some youth
have crossed my path
with whom I empathize

Chaos caught them
in a swirling storm
their hearts have
become forlorn

I wish I had a mansion
to take in them all,
yet I know that’s not the solution.
It would only create
a social squall.

I am am more determined
and driven to succeed
because I believe
education and guidance are the keys

Keys that can unlock doors
to more peaceful, fulfilling
opportunities.