broken true

smiling in the sunshine

too trusting and too kind

a young girls heart, a childs mind

no reasons yet to question why

i loved you and looked up to you

you'd never do me wrong

so young, how was i to know

that some things shouldn't be

left confused, betrayed

feeling dirty and ashamed

must be my fault somehow

i internalized the blame

but still i loved you

and looked to you each day

i wonder now what you were thinking

as we ran and laughed and played

i always took good care of you

and loved you above the rest

until the day you left me

the dirty secret you could no longer keep

why am i the one left hiding in the shadows

while you are out in the sun

the girl that i once was

how could you take her from me

tears burn behind dry eyes

when i imagine what i could have been