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.