A poem about hope for inclusion
I came as a soldier and peacemaker.
Fighting a battle on my own
But many fight along with me.
I came here knowing fully
we would stick out
Like a wayward boat in the sea.
I came here with hope
That they’ll see she is more
than a stoic reverie.
I came here for the opportunity
to grow, to teach, and learn
To help those who do not see.
I came here for my daughter
who lights up at the sight of cake
Her smile bursting like confetti.
I came here despite my fear
that looms deep within
As two introverts join the party.
© Joellen Goth 2021