To the little girl
with the big grin and long hair,
You think you know it all
But there’s so much more out there, you just haven’t seen it.
You’ll go through heartaches
and learn to keep them to yourself.
Because it’s easier to stash them away
Than to open up and risk the pain.
You are bold and brave
but reality will soon take it away
To make up for the emptiness, you’ll take comfort in fantasies
and conform with the world’s way.
The things you’ll go through
Well, you will learn to get over them
For you were never the type to dwell in the past
Rather, you look forward to what is ahead.
This doesn’t stop you from regretting
of the things you did without thinking
You will wish a million times
That somehow, you can change it
So many times you will feel that you are on your own,
Even though you are loved by so many, you will choose not to see it.
Sometimes you will acknowledge their sentiments,
But deep inside, you are scared that it’s but a lie.
You will choose to be ignorant, deaf and blind
Because you are scared of reality and the pain it abides
You will barely speak of your feelings
Because you will think no one cares.
The present isn’t at all that different.
A lot of things stayed the same.
But you will learn to slowly open the doors,
And let in the emotions you thought you couldn’t hold.
To the little girl who wept alone on the floor,
The stars are always there; the clouds just hid them away.
So whatever happens, good and bad,
Just be true to yourself, and hold on to God’s hand.