Written by: Marilyn Hernandez

You smile on the outside
While you hide your pain
Most pretend to care for you
But only tend to drain

But do not fret for long
Because my friendship’s true
To me you are my sister
I’ll be there through and through

I see you growing stronger
Your strength is screaming out
But still they try to hold you down
And fill your heart with doubt

But do not give them the satisfaction
Don’t go without a fight
And when no one else defends you	
I’ll support you with all my might

Don’t be afraid to tell me your woes
Don’t hide behind those smiles
Because I’ll be there no matter what
To help you through these trials

Dedicated to my friend and sister, Elizabeth