I was looking at pictures of you today… when you were young you would always say
Look at me! Look at this! See those there?! What’s the word!?
Well, you didn’t say that. Not exactly but you were always curious, and excited, I’d say.
You asked questions about God. About life and the world. You saw people as art, you were a beautiful girl.
You loved ponies and drama and playing the roles.
As a princess in China riding with Wildfire, your horse.
She rode wildfires alright
She rode right over a cliff
To her death at the bottom of the canyon in Buhl
You told Regina that story on the way to school
From your house down on broadway
Trekking behind houses and yards
Past the pool and the army tank
Through Eastman park
The school is now Popplewell
Named for the grandpa who served
A veteran in discipline
That spank was deserved
Who was it that went with you
That first time you skipped?
It was kindergarten at drop off
The three of you whipped
It’s was Kuffy and Monique
Yes I’m sure that was it
From Peach Tree they dropped you
And you decided to flee
Who goes there? Who cares?
They won’t mind if we play!
Let’s go to the park and have a fun filled play day!
I’m remember you, Christie
That wild little girl
You don’t follow the rules
That wild hair don’t curl
I’m glad you have found yourself. You’re beautiful and wise
I see the pain you’ve suffered
When I look in your eyes
I understand why you are afraid
Why you’ve been screaming such rage
You were treated harshly. I can see it today. I’ve seen all your bruises. Your story is the same. It’s never been real clear to me, until I saw you today. I saw your beautiful brown eyes. And the shape of your face. I saw your lips moving. I saw so much grace. You care so much for everyone. You’ve never seen yourself. Do you know how much people envy you? Just for being yourself? I’m really glad I know you. You’re one of a kind. If someone else can’t see that in you, they are totally blind.
You’re creative and intelligent
You’re thoughtful and kind
You’re service to others
To the demise of your mind
But that’s ok you’ve got it back
You’ve figured it out
You faced your demons squarely
You’ve taken your life back
I’m proud of you for doing so
Your name is defined
I’m glad I’m in your tribe of friends
I’ll never doubt your mind
I’ll always have your back