[Prompt from http://daily-writing.blogspot.com/ .]
The world is always on my back,
Growing heavy with each step.
I can hear her harsh words
Whispered in my ear every minute.
“You are unworthy of your dreams.
The time for fantasizing is past,
Succumb to normalcy and
The mundane. This is your life now.”
But a new year has come at last,
A year of fresh starts and bright
Futures. I choose to ignore
The world’s harsh words, instead
Looking once more to my dreams.
I will once again turn to my
Fantasies and will see them
Realized, at last. This year
Is my year to become me again.