My Gift
By Jennifer Carter 
They say things happen for a reason,
Though I have yet to understand.
They say you will be better off,
But I don’t know how I can.
I am told to look to the sky above,
But no one seems to be there.
I am told to look around me,
But I don’t feel that they care.
I tried to care for something,
And that something only died.
Now I have nothing to show when they say,
“you know you tried.”
I had this precious gift from God,
And it wasn’t meant to be.
I had this opportunity,
But it wasn’t meant for me.
My time to shine is over,
I have nothing left to do.
All there is to say,
Is that “I loved you.”