I'm the girl who sits alone and cries. The girl who looks in the mirror and sees empty promises and shattered dreams. I look for the rainbow but only see cloudy skies. Sometimes I feel as if I am living a lie because I fake that laugh or that smile to make those around me comfortable. Some people see the truth behind my lie. I'm the girl who is afraid to open her heart to those of the unknown and unexpected in fear of being hurt from what my past has taught me. Look at me and what do you see? Some say that behind these blue eyes they see serenity and a sense of peace. I've been told my voice is calming when others are going through their own battles. It's been said my smile and laugh is contagious and that it makes those around me happy. I look at me and I see none of this. I look into my soul and see a world of heartbreaks and failures, but I see a girl who so desperately yearns to escape to the freedom to live her own life. I wake up everyday hoping for something new but I am only left to be faced with a feeling of worthlessness. In the meantime, I'll look to that neverending sky and wish for a better tomorrow that maybe "that girl" will escape to her freedom on the other side where she is met with fulfilled hopes and neverending love.