An education is something I hold close to my heart.
For in my country my mother had to pay
And it was not good enough.
But in America, it is surreal- a free education enriched my mind.
Soon I grew to appreciate the logic, the mystery, and the fascinating,
And a fond of biology, writing, and art grew.
Every morning the mirror reflected golden enthusiasm.
I believed in my heart I had the potential
To grow into a woman of value and success.
Without a warning, disillusion screamed inside my head,
Like shattered mirrors with every sharp piece
Cutting me, telling me I was in a dark tunnel… a valley of ashes.
I could not believe that all this time
I thought I was going to college for my urge to learn.
I did the best that I could, and it meant nothing.
High School came, and I tried to hold myself together.
How could I go to college when I did not have any money?
People with all sorts of smarts were going to college… not me.
My heart felt heavy as I learned money is not everything, but it was.
Various days I wondered: How am I going to do this?
An individual who demonstrates a passion to learn and
Help others should have the right to a higher education.
Why is society trying to deny the hard work
Of people who want to build the future?
Students like me find themselves in a limbo;
Where do we belong? If people were to be in our shoes,
The feeling of desperation fills the brain like toxic smoke.
Why can I not get something so simple, but
At the same time so complicated… intertwined with negative
Points of views. I want it; I want a college education.
It is a tool I treasure when I close my eyes.
But lately I have seen this as an everyday obstacle of life,
And life is not easy. Nothing is impossible … difficult but
Not impossible. Hope is the last thing I can lose,
And I am holding on to it like my life depends on it.
My hard work & positive mentality will continue to soar.
The Dream Act will come someday, just like women
Were given the right to vote, and segregation ended.
I Belive. I have a dream it will happen.
Hope is my friend… illuminating the way.