I watch your little girl, her crooked teeth and her big brown eyes.
I watch your little girl laughing like she has no care in the world.
I watch your little girl as she falls in love with Princesses
And I wonder if she will ever find her prince.
I wonder how she’ll come to be and if she’ll keep that beautiful smile
Or maybe even that loud contagious laugh
Or I wonder if she will somehow change.
It’s amazing to look back
To see the growth from that little girl with big brown eyes to who we are now.
I look at your little girl and I wonder if that childlike love with ever find me
I look at your little girl and I hope she comes to be herself
And remembers that the beautiful smile deserves to stay
And that she learns damn well quickly that nobody deserves to take it away.
I look at your little girl as she doesn’t look at herself as she passes a mirror
And I wish I knew that it would stay.
I look at your little girl with envy as the monsters have not bothered her
And I hope that they never do.
I look at your little girl, her eyes trained on the beauty of the princess on the television
And I hope she realizes that she is already a princess in both your and my eyes.
I wish I could help you protect her,
Help you shield her from the evil that is around us.
I hope she never looks in a mirror and sees a monster
But sees the tiara upon her head
As she is a princess
And while it may be too late for you and I,
I hope that view never leaves
So she knows she is a princess
As I look at your little girl, her big brown eyes sparkle in the sun
And her beautiful hair flows in the wind
And upon her head lays something sparkling, a crown fit for a princess
And a dress full of beauty and elegance.
As I look at your little girl, I see all these things
And I hope you can help her remember the tiara in the mirror.