Do you feel that?
It’s my hand pulling you forward,
Through the dark tunnel of a lost cause,
Where time of your life was already spent.
“Come on! You can do it!”
Do you hear that?
It’s the voice of faith,
Your voice that merges with others,
Me, you, walking the tunnel.
You’re dragging your feet…..
Does it ever end?
Tough! Isn’t it?
Life is tough.
You fell into holes, you jumped into some,
You crawled through mud chasing your dreams.
Are you tired?
Has your mind and body gave in
In your organized preparation
To become who you really want to be?
“Where are we going?” you ask the others,
Walking, crawling through the tunnel,
Next to you.
“We are walking out, keep going,” they tell you.
And one by one, people come out,
Returning to sunshine and a sky with no clouds,
Returning to the innocence of roaming through the fields,
To the dandelions,
Waiting to make all dreams and desires come true.
And so they pick another dandelion,
Wishing in their hearts, and believing that their wish will come true.
Andrada Costoiu spent her young years in communist Romania until she left with only two suitcases to the land where all her dreams will come true. She now lives in California with her family, where she spends her time between academic research and writing stories that come from her heart. Her academic work and her literary endeavors have been published in various international journals and publications. She is the author of the poetry collection “Love poems: insights into the complicated mystery of love.” She enjoys writing on the deep sense of life and on philosophical questions. You can find more of her writing at her personal blog: Andrada’s world, where she frequently writes about her experiences, events and people that are an inspiration to her.