She Opens Her Eyes
wakes up, and rises
Another "perfect" day for Claire
She combs through her perfect hair
After she's done, she waits for her ride
from her boyfriend John, a perfect guy
He drops her off at her not so perfect school
Where many of the kids are jealous and Cruel
She sits in English class and waits for instructions
Their teacher hands back their test on algebraic functions
Claire receives a perfect A
Then one girl looks and whispers to say:
"What's wrong with her? She get's nothing wrong,
even her hair is perfect, well not for long"
She tosses her gum with perfect aim
and looks away so she doesn't get the blame
Claire reaches up and touches her head
she has no one to help her, she has not one friend
She runs out of the room, bursting in tears
They have been mean to her for too many years
Claire goes home, she doesn't care about school
this is the first time she is breaking a rule
She sees her mother and begins to cry
"I never made a friend no matter how hard I try"
She talks to her mother, while she cuts the gum out
"I studied, and got an A, it wasn't my fault."
"Don't worry about them, they're just jealous of you,
you're nice, you're smart, and beautiful"
"Ok I'm done" her mother says and tries to smile
"It'll grow back in a little while"
Claire thinks of her hair halfway down her back
now it's barely past her neck
"My beautiful hair, what did you do?
I hate that girl, and I hate you too!"
That night Claire stayed in her room, she didn't eat
this attitude laster for a couple of weeks
the teasing continued and was too much for Claire
sometimes their target was her no longer perfect hair
and she began to lose weight
from the nothing that she ate
She looks in the mirror and feels nothing but sorrow
Claire didn't want to live to see tomorrow
She finds and consimes a bottle of pills
then she goes to sleep, herself she slowly kills
The next morning she didn't awake
they tried to pump her stomach but it was too late
It took her funeral for consciouses to kick in
They all felt guilt and realized their sin
Instead of trying to be nice, be a friend
One girl's life came to a miserable end
Many leave flowers as they apologize
the girl who threw the gum says "its my fault" as she cries
Even as they say sorry they already know
nothing they say can ever bring Claire home.
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