There was this girl I used to know
With hair dark as night and skin white as snow
A perky, jovial, playful storm
But of an innocent, harmless, simple form.
It was sometimes quite annoying
How she would never be still
How every hiss of silence with her voice she’d refill
How trouble and misfortune
On her never laid a hand
How it seemed like she got lost
On her way to Neverland.
But something there was in her eyes
Something I couldn’t quite tell
Something that stood in contrast to her
Dim but fierce as well.
I knew I did not like her but still
The mystery of her eyes I had to reveal
Or was it something else
I wasn’t quite sure
Perhaps a glass slipper that was left at my door.
Every time I tried to make conversation
She’d burst into laugh without paying attention
She was kind of awkward and it was kind of funny
How every time I approached she’d turn into a bigger dummy
That something in her eyes grew stronger and stronger
I could feel her struggling inside
Underneath her shallow act
Something was fighting to burst out
And I still couldn’t figure out the magic in her eyes
What was lurking behind the mask and the lies?
What was it she was so desperate to hide?
I wanted to get to her and I knew it was insane
But I had a sense this feeling would not come again
And I was there
And one day, she just stopped.
She stopped laughing after every word I said.
She stopped exhibiting her straight set of teeth to the world.
She stopped moving hyperactively.
She just stopped.
And when I looked into her eyes I could see her clearly
I could see her weakness
She unlocked the door. She opened it
To let me in.
And I looked into her eyes and her words were all over.
Once she was not the same
She used to be that girl
That no one knew her name
The girl who used to sit alone and read a book at break
While everyone stared and laughed until their muscles ached
The girl that wore weird clothes and said weird things.
The girl that would do anything the cool kids said
Only to be let in.
And our tears tied together
Into something beautiful
Because none of us were going anywhere.
We were safe.