My heart aches
For the girl I use to be
Finding it hard accepting
This woman I am to be.

I was innocent then
Accepting and carefree.
What happened
To that girl?

Where could she be?
Life took a toll
Leaving her as you see.

Must accept this woman
Must be pleased
And certainly see
a beautiful person too
Just not as carefree.

Happy yes, more so now
Than ever could be.
So love this woman
Because she is me.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2011