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The Life of One Girl: Her Younger Years

At first she knows only of those,
That young and selfish, always try
To be the best, turn up their nose.
She cares not for them but gets by.

Yet next she meets the bitter child
That smiles politely in your face
And then your talent is reviled
And jealousy takes friendship’s place.

An angel graces troubled times
A human kind and so divine
She wonders at her sins and crimes
And thinks more of the fate’s design.

But lost again in foreign lands
She finds she can’t fit in with ease
She searches for a helper’s hands
The first she sees – will be seized.

And so she meets a different soul 
From out of nowhere it appears
This one wants only to control
And take and twist her deepest fears.

Her best and only friend that keeps
Her on a leash that’s tight and cruel
Controlling when she breathes and sleeps
And whom she talks to at their school.

She got away through circumstance
Could not forgive herself for that
If she’d been brave and grabbed the chance
She might’ve stood up to that brat.

Returned once more to home at last
She finds she’s lost what once she had
A culture buried in her past
She finds her new manners are bad.

And so she fights to gain once more
Not just new friends and way of life
But understanding of her core
And adolescence brings new strife.

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