She was once happy, once free;

Always dreaming of what life could be;

To be a doctor or lawyer in court?

Too bad her time was cut so short.

Violence killed her but will it kill me?

No one knows so I'll wait and see.

A knock on the door in the dead of night;

A person with a gun killing on sight;

They ended her life without second thought;

Will it happen to me?

I sure hope not.

Sadly our world is filled with violence and hate;

So there's nothing left but to ponder my fate;

As I think I begin to cry;

I know I'll never be ready to die.