The Little Girl Who Could Fall Asleep

      I am too young to miss my childhood.
      I am hurt by my memories that burn in my head. 
 
A little girl who has a mommy and daddy who loved each other.
A little girl who could never hurt anyone.
A little girl who is only afraid of monsters under her bed.
 
      I know now that people do change.
      I don't recognize who has the same face as me. 
 
A little girl who dreamed of colorful things.
A little girl who thought she could become an astronaut. 
A little girl who loved life.
 
      I don't have passion anymore. 
      I am slipping away too fast.
 
A little girl who dreamed of a prince.
A little girl who held her dolls like babies.
A little girl who wanted to live to be a hundred. 
 
      I can't see a future.
      I don't know how much longer I'll have one.
 
A little girl who always got tucked in.
A little girl who said her prayers each night.
A little girl who could fall asleep. 

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