The Real Her

If you truly saw her

If you searched deep in her soul

You would find that she is a warrior

But the battle is inside her

You would discover that she is a lover

Emptying her heart for anyone who will have it

You would uncover a beautiful dreamer

With a head full of nightmares

You would see that she is everyone’s friend

Yet she’s perpetually alone

You might actually realize she’s quite brave

Even while riddled with fears

If only you took the time to really see her

To look beyond her sweet smile

You may notice the tears trapped in her eyes

Just before they escape her tight grasp

Maybe you’ll fall in love with her wildness

But be warned, it’s an awfully long fall

You could know the real her

If only you peered a little harder

You could love all of her

If only you held on tighter