She was beautiful, in a world where beauty seized to exist
without makeup and gaudy jewelry.
She was strong, in a world that constantly tried to break her
and tear her apart.
She was determined, in a world full of people who simply sat on
their butts waiting for something to happen.
She was independent, in a world that could no longer think for
She was an inspiration, in a world that lacked a true
understanding of love, of perserverance, of hope, of goals and
dreams and aspirations.
She was everything I strived to be.