"Then Came You"
By Makenna Kovacs
She walked through life hiding behind a mask,
terrified the world would see her as she saw herself.
As a scared, broken girl constantly used and abandoned by those close to her.
But then came you,
lighting up her world completely.
Healing deep-rooted wounds years in the making,
introducing a feeling foreign to her.
A sense of trust she had never experienced before.
She could remove this mask without the fear
that you’d see what she did.
With patience you reminded her of her worth,
and your love for her endlessly.
Along with that mask,
that girl disappeared,
and I’ll never be able to thank you enough.