– When I was a little girl, I dreamt of being on rooftops and skyscrapers.
Where I could look at the world and see it for what it was and not what it was supposed to be.
To search for the beauty we were supposed to see.
And when I closed my eyes, I opened my eyes to a world of dark blue hues and stars falling upon cities.
And soon I learned that my fingers could never stretch far enough to catch every piece of light and save it for a rainy day.
And I would learn the meaning of a bad day, just to appreciate a good one.
That life would come and kick me in the stomach to make me love the feeling of air escaping my lungs.
And I would learn the feeling of heartbreak just to be reminded that it was still beating.
That blood runs through me and that no one should ever run over me.
Because life will hand you blessings disguised as hand-wrapped curses with pink bows on top.
Begging you to peel bad poisonous paper, to reveal life liberating lessons.
Unfortunately, we do not learn this at an early age.
And eventually their words hurt because cat calls come with claws
And I just wanted to stay in the loop but instead they hung me by it.
And eventually those city lights grew dim and my wisdom burned bright.
This was a blessing in disguise, hidden for most of my youth.
Life fabricated on lies, lying right on top of the truth.
And I learned that life will not wait if you don’t commit.
And you can’t stop people from saying dumb shit.
That only life will determine how hard you will be hit.
Because when I was little I thought time would wait.
That I could sit upon imaginary New York rooftops till half past 8.
Because when I was a little girl I dreamt of rooftops and skyscrapers.
But I learned that I don’t need height to gain to perspectives.
And that you should make your own goals and objectives.
Know that you can never hit a limit
So just take time to think for a minute.
And take time to appreciate lifes disguised boxes wrapped with pink bows.
To learn lifes high and learn lifes lows.
Because everyone is a dreamer.
And when I was a little girl I dreamt of rooftops and skyscrapers.