i have books to green my soul
rather than wedding ring
i paint words to spark
rather donning colorful dress
i can be
more than wheelbarrow, a banyan tree
more than feathers, an arrow for justice
I am not, just
a girl dreaming
Note: I watched Daughters of Destiny: The Journey of Shanti Bhavan, on Netflix. I am blown away by Shanti Bhavan's mission to break the generational poverty in India by taking children as young as 4 or 5 years from the lower caste "Untouchables" and providing them with education and boarding up to college (17 years of care and financial support). More information on this non-profit mission here.
Posted for D'verse poets Pub - Quadrille hosted by De Jackson. This is a 44 word post with the word DREAM.