She walks a crowded street full of her friends
Yet she doesn’t recognize them.
The city around her burns,
The flames rising high to the sky
Taking her hopes and dreams with them.
Her body is numb
Her thoughts silent
Her mouth dry.
What can she say? For everything she does
Is taken the wrong way.
She doesn’t speak.
Is she too innocent and naïve
To live in a world such as this
Where arguments and hate
Are common ground?
Where courtesy for others
Is thrown out the window
And replaced with courtesy
Of one’s self?
Where hate among brothers
Tears at her heart?
She doesn’t belong.
She kneels in front of God at night
Praying for a change.
Praying that those around her would see their
But there is doubt among her thoughts
She does not believe in full.
Those around her have lost their way
And God cannot bring them back.
There is no room for change
She feels cheated.
Where is the love?
She no longer feels the rush that
Fills her heart at the sound
Of happy news.
Friends turn against friends
Leaving the ones high and dry
That care the most.
Hers have left her. Not because she
Deserved it, but because
They saw a lie in her that was never there.
The rest of her life she will walk
Down those crowded streets of fire
Shaking her head, wagging a finger at those
Who have been captured by the Devil.
The change will never come
Life will remain the same
And there is no hope.
Her soul will soon turn dark like the others.
She has lost herself.