She Was...

Little girl,

beautiful, a mother's dream.

Her toothless smile

and still she was cute.

Long red hair

and brighter than ever,

she was their pride.

She was their joy

She was…

Adolescent girl,

still beautiful, a kind hearted soul.

Upbeat, excited,

living life to the fullest.

Cared not about taunts,

she helped anyway.

She was their light.

She was their gold.

She was…

Teenage girl,

long hair, her natural beauty.

Always smiling,

cheered up the school.

Full life ahead,

great potential was hers.

She was their hope.

She was their perfection.

She was…

College girl,

beauty faded with her smile.

Expression cold,

her eyes tear-stained,

she watched her life skip by,

sunk to the gutter.

She was their loss.

She was their failure.

She was…

She was their pride.

She was their joy,

and she was going to keep it.

Their happiness gave her the high.

She was their light.

She was their gold,

and had to show it.

Their pride pushed her forward.

She was…

She was their hope.

She was their perfection.

It was Ivy League or nothing.

Their pressure cut off her circulation.

She was their loss.

She was their failure.

Unable to breathe, she lost it all.

Their support, their encouragement, disappeared.

She was…