A Sense of Belonging


Raider Times photo / Lana Taffel / Word Painter

Art by Lana Taffel

I feel a sense of belonging

When I am with the people who want me,

I hear their words of kindness,

and it makes my heart the brightest,

They bloom around me like flowers,

They can sometimes be sweet,

and other times sour,

That is what makes them strong,

They make me safe and warm,

Like a fire in the night sky.



(Published January 2021)