i looked for it in my grades

i looked for it in my braids

i tried to search in my mothers eyes

i reached out for it in my fathers voice

i cared for too long

just one word to prove am not so wrong

i tried to find it in others

people absolute strangers

i kept looking but never saw

what did I stand for

i thought i was lost

for one can never find a ghost

till it hit me one fine evening

we are all stars wrapped in skin

the light we seek has always been within