Dreams in Candlelight
for the lessons for which she longs,
for which she writes her every song,
her father lives from week to week,
earning to make true what she seeks.
she stays up late, the desire to learn,
with a candle, the night she burns,
no money to waste, or tears to shed,
she knows the path is tough ahead.
not all are told to chase their dream,
to rise to where their destiny gleams,
not all enjoy the fruit she now eats,
education, elusive, choicest of treats.
she’s got a chance, shown the light,
she believes she’s up for the fight,
yet she prays to bring forth the day,
when all like her can find their way;
when she can finally have her say.
(© 28th June 2015)