the world said that you would break,
that you were fragile,
that you would die in shame.

but they were wrong.

in the short time you were here,
you learned how to smile
in the darkest night.
you learned how to see hope
when the world tried to render you blind.
you learned how to glide
on the wings of a butterfly.

(they were not the strong ones.
you were.)

although i absolutely hated the ending of this book, i loved the novel as a whole.