I want to write you a poem.
That can be heard beneath the oceans.
I want the coral reefs to sway and dance to the
Pain in my words.
I want the sun to shine on you so you shine brighter.
I want so much to write your sense of
And hope for the future,
So that it can become a colossus.
I want your memory to be like the flower,
That people see unexpectedly,
But fall in love with immediately.
But most of all,
I wanted them.
To give you a chance.
To hear your side of your own story.
To treat you like a human being.
To respect you.
And to stop giving you those looks.
Because it breaks my heart,
So I don’t even know how much we have broken yours.
You told me,
Demetri you told me.
And I listened:
That for now:
The streets are your home.
You’re trying to get your life together.
You’re trying to find you.
But sometimes life can be so hard.
And some people it’s as if they don’t understand at all.
I wanted to make my words as beautiful as a sunset.
So I could cut them up and put them into a bottle.
I wanted so much to fix everyone’s pain.
How naïve was I to think that this life is easy.
This life is not and can never be perfect.
Paradiseis where real life is.
You have taught me.
I have finally understood.
That “without suffering there would be no compassion”.
I know that.
People judge you and others like you.
But I wish we could just take a minute to understand people.
To offer kindness,
Even if for now, you live on the streets.
You are a human being.
You deserve respect.
How can I ever forget you.
You are etched into my memory.
You have made my heart beats count.
You have inspired me.
I pray that amongst the cherry blossoms that have started to bloom
and the books that are read
once again rekindle your roots
and continue growing into a tree.
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