The joy she felt faded
The smile felt far away leaving fragments of shattered happiness
The outstretched hand felt no emotion
The laughter her eyes once knew was now a stranger
She wondered how it felt to laugh heartily
The joy of her innocence taken forcefully like an unripe fruit off a tree
Leaving fragments of fragments that even trust would labour to hold
She looked to the skies knowing her plate is clean
What will life's reward be?
They say love is the reward of life but where did it go?