There is a light behind my eyes
A surging desire
A craving to be more than a forgotten face or name.
It’s has me in it’s grips, no one save me. I need it. I stay.
I strive for something new to rid myself of the average life that surrounds me.
People who blame world for not giving
They settle for simply existing.
Existing. Not living. No name.
They live with themselves in their brokenness
believing fates are sealed and none be unchanging.
Blinded are their eyes with the illusion that there is no conclusion other than
life, must be easy.
How can you leave this world and have no one remember your name?
Have your existence not made such a difference,
what a shame.
There is no fate
No one is stuck in the
life they are living.
Time is thinning.
The world is cruel
life isn’t easy.
It shouldn’t be.
My craving has me shaking, I want more than what people have to say.
Up nights responding to this incredible longing to be more
than just a name.
A girl with no face
seeming to erase
disappear with no trace
that's no life for me.
I crave for more
to inspire and empower the seemingly average
and have them work for themselves in spite of my story.
To build something
To BE something
so much more than a name
Create a spark and feed the flame.
Leave your mark
and let others start
in wake of the flame you made
Get what you require
for a life you desire
follow the dream
I am...Scholarship Slam Contest Entry
By, Alexandra Roxanne Beltran