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Stay Beautiful

Stay Beautiful
Even if we don’t stay friends
Stay Beautiful
Even if we fall apart
Stay Beautiful
Because you’re going to be someone in life
Stay Beautiful
For me or if not for me
Stay Beautiful
For yourself or for the people you love
Just Stay Beautiful
Because someday you’re going to find the one
You really truly love and she’ll be telling you
To Stay Beautiful too
Stay Beautiful
Because you’re an amazing person and
That’ll never change and
Stay Beautiful
Because you’re one and in a million and
Stay Beautiful
Just to stay the beautiful person
You are today and
Stay Beautiful
Because that’s who you are
You’re Beautiful
Hayley Foster



Angels Among Us

there are things in life
that will make you cry
and its times like these
when you barely get by

there are people in life
who will make it hard
there are times when you'll feel
like you're off your guard

but up in the sky
the stars shine bright
over your sorrows
and all through the night

upon those stars
the angels watch
and guide us through
life's toughest parts

they make us laugh
and dry our tears
they release our anger
and calm our fears

there are angels among us
when you're feeling blue
and when you feel alone
they come to you

they pick you up
and hold your hand
they walk with you
they understand

so the sadder you get
and the worse you feel
always remember
angels are here
Hayley Foster



Mirror Me

When I stare into the mirror,
What is it I see?
I see my own reflection,
Staring back at me

But then I look deep within,
The mirror of my soul
I see my present, and my past,
And what the future holds

I see myself as what I am,
And what I could have been
I see the shadow side of me,
That’s hidden deep within

As I stare at my reflection,
Staring back through my own eyes
I see myself as others do,
But I also see the lies

Others cannot see, of course,
This person I conceal
They know the person I’ve become,
But my other side is real

The mirror rids me of disguise,
Of Hatred, Truth, and Tears
I see myself through my own eyes,
And see my deepest fears

Maybe I should end it all,
So many ways to die
I lean up against my wall,
And suddenly begin to cry

The tears stream down my face,
As I begin to say good-bye,
Good-bye sunshine, good-bye dad,
Can’t say I didn’t try

Then I look into the mirror,
And see me standing there
A troubled, lost, and lonely child,
With tearstained cheeks and matted hair

The mirror has two faces,
One of truth, reality
The other is what others see,
My made-up fantasy

Well mirror thanks for being there,
But it’s time I step away
It’s time my mask came off for good,
The real me is to stay
Hayley Foster



A Butterfly's Wings

Teardrops fell from Shelley’s face, as she held her mother’s hand
Sorrow filled her broken heart, as she fought to understand
Why her mom was dying, why she had to let her go
And as her fear grew stronger, Shelley felt her panic grow

For how would she survive without her mother guiding her along?
Giving words of encouragement, support to make her strong?
As Shelley started trembling, the tears continued down her cheeks,
She realized that the end was near, she’d prepared for it for weeks

But now here in that moment, Shelley couldn’t say good-bye
Instead she stood there silently as her mother watched her cry
And as if her mother read her mind, or maybe her heart,
She spoke her final words, intended to leave their mark

“There are so many things I need to say, so many things before I go,
But time is of the essence, so it’s important that you know…
That sometimes, you’ll feel powerless, believing you can’t win
What others think of you will be the image you hold within

“You’ll feel you have to follow quietly, at someone else’s pace,
And be the image on magazine covers, the perfect smiling face
With the pressure to be perfect, you’ll doubt yourself, and what you can be,
But I ask of you, dear Shelley, whenever you doubt yourself, stop and think of me

“For when I look into your eyes, I see a million stars,
Shining from within, all you’re magic and who you are
In your face, a flower’s blossom, a starlit winter’s night,
A butterfly’s wings spread gracefully, without effort taking flight

“A summer’s breeze and sunlight, colorful leaves found in the fall,
Springtime filled with new life; Shelley I’ve found it all
All in life that’s remarkable, when I look at you, I see
And if you can’t believe that of yourself, then at least believe in me”

Shelley listened closely, as her mother’s breathe grew weak,
She wanted to remember every word her dying mother fought to speak
“You can always make excuses, or you can make great plans,
You can bow your head in shame, or, Shelley you can take a stand

“And know how well deserved your place is in this world
Be a clear example, be a mentor to every girl
Take pride in all you are… a woman who is strong
Even when you stumble, when you feel you don’t belong

“For God had a part in making you, and all that’s on this earth,
And even if you don’t realize it, you have tremendous worth
For even though a butterfly may seem delicate…fragile to the eye,
Don’t you overlook the fact; it has what it takes to fly”

Shelley’s mother closed her eyes; her life on earth was gone,
But her words remained behind, giving Shelley the strength to carry on
For in her mother’s words, she heard a message reliable and true:
There is nothing in this world that a woman cannot do

Though there are often times when Shelley feels weak and small,
And it would seem easier to give into others, instead of proudly standing tall,
She finds herself thinking clearly of all the little girls on earth
Who feels so unimportant, not aware of their own worth

And then she hears her mother’s voice, from a breeze softly passing by,
“Don’t you overlook the fact, you have what it takes to fly”
Hayley Foster

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