She often wondered

What is it that

She was supposed to do

Or Be

In a world so big and wide

Who was she

The purpose of her life

And through the haze

She often wondered

What could she do

To leave her mark

For eternity

Something big it should be

Or something powerful

For the world to see

He was ready and poised

To take that final step

No more worries

He would end it all

And then he felt a tug

Gentle at first

Then it pulled him back

The force was silent

And the girl frail

But her eyes pools of steel

He surrendered and stepped back

And without a word

Turned and left

But for years he wondered

How the incident had left

A mark on him

And he wondered if she knew

She had forever etched in him

A symbol of humanity