There she is,
She sits there – uncomfortable, self conscious,
and hating the world.
Does she realize how much she has?
Does she realize how she has everything I ever wanted?
How could she hate the world, then?
What did he do to her?
Oh, right – he gave her an amazing life:
Friends who love her no matter what,
A family that cares and wants the best for her,
And a guy that doesn’t take her for granted.
A life that any girl would be grateful for –
A life full of love, a life shared with others,
A life that anyone else would want –
But not her.
No – her true wishes are for it all to stop.
All of it – the despair, the depression, the delusion.
None of those things mean anything
If she can’t experience them fully.
The inhibitors in her life are brutal:
They beat her, curse her, push her down –
They repeat this day after day after day.
The pain, the hurt, the remorse, the guilt –
bearing down on her, threatening her, damaging her.
One day it may become too much,
One day she may not get back up.
And when that day comes, she will need us –
Each of us, no matter where we are.
We must be there for her,
We must show her we care.
We must battle her demons with her,
Prove to her that she can beat it.
For as we battle her demons, we will battle our own
And learn for ourselves exactly what must be known.
That love conquers all, even replaces it too;
And this is what we must learn how to do.
I stood there thinking all this through
And then walked across the room.
“May I sit here?” I asked
And she looked up at me and smiled, “Of course you may.”
Her smile lifted my spirits and my heart fluttered,
It was like seeing the sun after a year of storms.
The moment she smiled I thought to myself
“Perhaps she has defeated her demons yet.”
Fare thee well!!