Behind my half-hearted smile you saw me.
Despite my mistakes you wanted me.
You pulled me in, told me I was special.
“You are strong little Leo”
You told me under your breath.
With time my scars faded, my paid subsided.
The light you saw, when nobody else did, grew brighter
You kissed my forehead.
“You are radiant little Leo”
You told me in my ear.
My confidence flourished, my heart opened.
I was unapologetically me.
That fire and passion you love burns strong in me.
“Thank you for loving me”
I say to you.
You hold my hand,
“I will, for always, my little Leo”
You assure me.
She is young. She is fierce. She is loved. She is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with and she didn’t even know it. She is a Leo by nature.