I wish I had what you have©

You push me forward
I fall back

You see forever
I see nothing

You have dreams
Mine have been shattered

You’re tall
I’m small

You have everything
I have very little

You have friends
My books are mine

You work
I grovel

Your life is fulfilled
My life is empty

You’re always happy
And I’m always sad except for when I’m with you

I wish I had what you have©

Copyright 2013, 2018

By Felina Silver Robinson

This poem was written for a conversation my friend had with me when she arrived here from Trinidad in 2001. I hope she now feels different and that her life has changed for the better. i haven’t seen her in five years, but my thoughts have always been with her and her family.

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