It took only one face on the list to make my brown eyes brim,
It took only one big glorious smile to enter into me and
have my heart fill up and overflow onto the floor.
I didn’t want to look too deeply for it cut too deep,
yet I feel I should for her.
Here was a life never to know another day.
Here was a little girl with laughter in her eyes
and a future as bright as the sun;
I could feel that warmth radianting,
and seeping into me as I saw her
soul shining forth from the screen.
It took only one and there are
so many more.
It took only one and her name
was Olivia Engle.
By Philip Wardlow 2012