PSPoem

"Have you ever," Phylicia Thomas, Grade Eight, Queens Gateway to Health Sciences

Have you ever
 
 

Have you ever tried to look
into the sky
and try
to understand why
it turns to night

Have you ever tried to look
into a blind man's eyes
and see
the stories they tell
in plain sight

Have you ever tried to listen
to the cries
of a newborn child
and understand that it cries
for pain to come

Have you ever tried to dream
of a better world
find a utopia
and create it
in your own mind

Have you tried to dream
try to see
try to look
try to listen
to the world around you
and discover
its hidden mysteries?