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"You Light Up My Life"

THE LITTLE GIRL

There was a place inside of her she'd dare let no one go;

A pain and grief so very deep, she could not let it show.

She played the game of funny girl, and never had a care;

But if she let someone go to this place, these things she would have to share.

She always did what was expected of her, and tried to please the crowd;

Yet somewhere deep inside of her, her spirit screamed out loud.

Dare not she would to share these thoughts with anyone she knew;  

She played her role, did very well, and the years they quickly flew.

Somewhere hidden in my heart, I was that little tiny girl;  

Who could laugh out loud, just be herself, and not care about the world.

I missed the tiny girl inside that I'd lost along the way;

And often went to bed at night with worries of the day.

But as time went by she was not missed, was she ever really  there?

Or did this little girl  go away like memories of a fair?

Then one day just when she thought that life had passed her by,

She awoke to find a special gift, a sweet and handsome guy.

Now she awakens to face each day, knowing that she can,

And with her sweet and handsome guy, into the future walks hand in hand.

 Each day is a new adventure, and the little girl still lives,

But now she looks ahead at life, and all the joy it gives.

©copyright ~ Johnnie Oakes ~  

1/21/03