I’m a dreamer

I’m a dreamer. I live in Marshalltown. I’m sure there are others like me here. I dream of getting a good education and maybe a career. I dream of having a vocation and even starting my own business. I dream of getting married and having a family. I dream of contributing to this country, this land of immigrants, this land of the free.

I’m a dreamer. But there are those who do not understand me or my dreams. They do not think I have a right to be here let alone pursue my dreams. But I did not choose to be here. My mom and dad are responsible for that. Does no one see my innocence? Why should I be punished simply because some people do not want me around?

I’m a dreamer. I have a right to be born and pursue my dreams. The unborn are dreamers too.