The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew

Dedicated to A.B., 1994-2010

Irina Samuels

I had a friend who was the strongest girl I ever knew

She had the power, faith and hope

To keep going on through

I remember the day I learned that my best friend

Had a tumor in her brain, I thought 'God, is this the end?'

I was ready to give up, I couldn't see the light

But Audra never did lose hope, she wouldn't give up the fight

Through thick and thin she toiled, no matter the cost

And I always tried to be there, from summer to winter's frost

I know she's in a better place, and one thing still holds true

That Audra certainly is

The strongest girl I ever knew.