Sweet child within, can you hear me
as you nestle in the chambers of my heart,
lulled by its slow beating.
I haven’t seen you in a while,
haven’t felt your smile within my chest.
Longing to be with you, I let my eyes rest,
searching within myself,
exploring territory and emotions never felt.
Sinking into the depths of my anguish,
I find you in the darkness
curled up in the corner, your eyes sparkless.
Sweet child, where did your light go?
Together we will seek it out,
let it illuminate our past and incinerate our doubt
Once found, we’ll hold onto that hopeful glow,
let love and patience grow
and bathe in the promise of tomorrow.