The Smile

She wore a bright smile on her face
Every day I knew her
And I thought she was a happy girl
because of that bright smile.
She'd smile in the sun, light bouncing off her teeth
and I'd think how she must have the world.
She was such a happy girl
Always bright, always cheery, always optimistic.
Then one day she swallowed a bottle of pills
and never smiled again.
I thought I knew her-
I thought she was a happy girl-
Guess I thought wrong.