Through the snow and falling sleet I saw a girl,  

covered in dirt, sweat, blood. 

As I looked at her I saw 

her face, expressionless 

her eyes, lifeless. 

She stood in the middle of an open plain, 

the weather beating her as she stood motionless. 

What was going on inside her head, 

causing her to endure the cold like that? 

What was her situation in life 

which numbed her to the pain? 

As I looked on at the girl 

I noticed 

a single tear rolling down her cheek. 

What emotions were bottled up in that tear, 

enabling her to face the cold reality  

surrounding her with indifference?