Once upon a time I dreamed of being
A wife, nothing more, just a woman
Who was married to a man, a hero
Who would honour, protect and love me.
Ha ha. Not anymore. I am not deluded
By such visions now, I am free.
I am a woman.
Once I wanted a huge white wedding,
Three children with curly black hair
And a husband who was always there.
The world would be warm
And not full of war.
In another life perhaps,
But definitely not now.