She wore a mask
That was constantly changing.
She looked out through with hollow eyes,
And all the world ever saw was her painted smile.
In her room she sat a thought
"If I take off the mask..."
And that's as far as she got.
She cried all night,
Cracking her precious mask.
In her mind she turned away,
And it fell,
Shattering into a thousand pieces...
Her masks were all to small
And her smiles were all washed away,
She thought of death.
But that was a just hope
In a pretty mask.
She sat on her bed
And asked herself
"If I was gone who would notice?"
That night she slept
Her demons all fast asleep
And the monsters were still inside her head.
But she slept a dreamless sleep.
Her mask slipped and shattered,
And the her guardian angel saw
Was a girl looking for a hero,
And he silently whispered
"Please don't leave, I have seen the real you.
And I don't think I could live without you."
On her desk he laid out a pair of wings,
He crawled into her bed
And kissed her good night,
As he slowly died.
For the wings he gave her were his own.
With his last breath he said
"I'll see you soon my angel. Don't say goodbye yet."
Once she woke in the might she saw the wings
And the feathers laying beside her.
She realized what happened.
And cried till the morning sun rose.
She took her wings and flew away.
The thought of him giving her his life,
Made her feel loved.
As the years passed she grew to love the real her.
And as she laid out in bed,
All feeble and weak,
She saw her guardian angel
With wings stapled to his back,
Flying down to say their final
Wishes and thank yous.
And together they whispered
"It's time to leave, We have seen the real me.
And I don't think I could live without you.
With the love we have shared and the pain we have gone through,
I think its time to say goodbye."
And together they flew,
Into the burning sun.
With their last breath
They held hands and said
"Never say goodbye. Say hello"
And with that the girl with hope
And her guardian were consumed in love.
The family watched as her heart slowly stopped,
They watched with watering eyes,
As she smiled
And slowly she died.
There was no pain.
They remembered the story
Of the guardian angel,
The broken girl,
And the shattered mask.
And they just knew
She died *happily...