I've lost the little girl inside.

I've smothered her in cover-up

Don't remember what I was trying to hide,

Or left behind the make-up.


She left me for the tight shirts and jeans,

the bracelets and the bangles.

I killed her with shallow smiles, empty words,

My thoughts now are too tangled.


Standing all alone, staring in the mirror.

I wondered where she went.

No innocence left here.


Transition from the girl,

To the young woman I've become.

I barely noticed at first,

But that is not the worst.

It's that I miss her carefree smile,

She was lost to me all the while.