I wondered what it was like to be ignited ?
to sing in the dark with the rhythm of the light?
I wondered what is was like to be embraced?
to be accepted with the flaws,
to not be ridiculed or chastened?
I wondered what it was like to be free ?
to not have a soul breathing down my neck,
to not live with anxiety?
I wondered how often have I felt peace to be me?
to not look at me in the mirror and see only the imperfections,
to create within me a home?
I wondered what love was meant to do?
to heal the wounds and fade the scars ,
to create a room in my heart that glowed liked the warmest sun?
I wondered what would life be like with less of hate & lack of prejudice?
to have more of trust ,
more of understanding
& more of empowering?
I wondered, I wondered ,
I wondered again,
How would I be, had there been no spotlight my entire upbringing?
would I be someone I can’t imagine?