I open my dreary eyes, only to see the setting sun waiting to bid me goodbye for the day. It is only until then, that i see the world around me, still working hard, with eyes wide open. Why can't I be like them? I wonder whilst still cuddled under the warm sheets. Perhaps the only place, I find warmth.
I haven't lost hope tho :)
The dawn has faded away.... Taking along with it, the rays of hope for a good night's shelter.
It's evening now. That time of the day- everybody has earned their share of a night's meal. Except for me.
I still haven't lost hope tho :)
It is around this hour, my struggle begins. Wandering the lit but lost streets, silently, eyes down-- like a slave of my own sanguinity.
I face it all, sympathy, ugly stares, bright lights, dim lights, love chats, and aggressive fights. It's an every day thing; my ears have gotten used to it.
Yet, I haven't lost hope :)
Breathing my way through the cigarette smoke, sprinkling love on the gloomy streets, I am walking, rebelling against my weak legs and a growling stomach.
But let me tell you,,, I still haven't lost hope :)
Somewhere, at the corner where the street ends, under the glowing vapours of sodium, I see an unopened pack of bikkies. I approach it and claim it mine. This is my reward for today. I have earned this!. I say to myself, with my head as high with pride as it can be. It must be thrown away by some rich chap, I wonder. But now I have no time to wonder- hunger has taken over. My feet have gone numb. I can feel the acid rise up to my mouth. So I gobble up all that there is to. The taste seems familiar. These are the same bikkies my master used to give me as treats whenever I behaved like a good boy. The pack read, "Good Day". Indeed. It has been one so far.
Told you, I never lose hope :)
Ahh... How I can read you ask? - well, growing up in a wealthy house, not just English, I even know a pinch of Japanese and even Spanish ;)
Then what am I doing on the streets? Well, one day master said we would go to see my mommy. I still remember being on cloud nine when he mentioned that!! He dropped me here, and said he would get back with some treats for my mum. I have been waiting since...
But I haven't lost hope tho :)) Still waiting... ~ Master, Yours faithfully, Coco.❤