A smiling girl
drowning in her tears
for the world will never see
all of what she hears.
A brave girl
fear, pushed to the back of a shelf
is scared of the one thing that can hurt her
A kind girl
raised with insults and violence
is broken deep down inside
for no one else can see the many hours she's cried.
A dying girl
smiles inside for all of her troubles are gone
her eyes shine brighter than ever before
finally, she is happy and strong