To Be Free
By Lakshna, age 17, United Arab Emirates
Grey skies, a cool breeze,
the waves dashing against rocks; I freeze.
Nothing to think about, no worry.
I stand high on the rocks savouring the time, no thoughts to bury.
Listening to music, singing along,
living the moment; I feel so strong.
Walking on, smiling away, I hear someone call.
I turn around, stumble and fall.
I awake, I'm home. I dreamt it all.
No freedom. There's nothing at all.