Poem: Build a Dream

Build a Dream

I have trudged through sands.
I have come with empty hands
to build a dream.

I’ve given my all to you
and worn ragged shoes.
I’ve grown lean.

I’m walking this path
out of the dark past
carrying child and faith.

I’m late on the scene
but I am not done trying
to build a dream.

Wael Abdelgawad
January 26, 2014
Fresno, California