Dear Little One

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Dear Little One

Good morning dear little one. 

Well it's not so good to you. 

But you're the answer to my prayers.

Little one if only you knew. . .


Hello dear Little one,

I know your scared and mad.

Little one I get it;

You have every right to be sad 


Hi Little one I'm sure this is weird.

Little one I'm sorry for how

But I'm so thrilled-

So excited you're here now. 


I've been where you are

Little one I was scared of change too.

I was so terrified of different

I chose to just see it through. 


But because I have been there-

Little one you have no idea-

I can hear your fear and worry

You feel like this is Tanzania. 


I'm so different. 

I get it. It's just so weird. 

Little one having love is normal. 

I'm sorry they made it a thing to be feared. 


You flinch when I approach

You don't talk to me at all. 

I understand dear Little one

You demons are right down the hall. 


Hello dear Little one:

I don't know you yet.

I wish I knew your fav color.

But  of the same war, we are vets.


Dear Little one I know you

Far more than you wish. 

Hey there little one 

This relationship is still so newish. 


That's okay.

I will wait 

Hey little one,

I'm so glad for fate. 


I used to curse the sky!

I used to cry bloody tears.

I used to hate God

For making me survive so many fears. 


But little one you don't see

How my hell is like yours 

How we're always meant to be:

Healers in the new wars. 


I will love you more 

Than I could ever love my own

Little one you are an answered prayer

And I am you but full grown. 


This sounds crazy, maybe insane,

But Little one I am you friend. 

I know you don't know me 

But I'll be here til the very end. 


Whether that be as your momma,

A friend, or an aunt. 

I want you to thrive 

Wherever you may plant. 


I'm sorry your life's been hard 

I'm sorry you're so scared. 

As I stated earlier. 

I didn't have someone who cared. 


I'm glad you cared enough 

Either about you or another

To seek out confidence 

And save you and your mother.


You've been so strong

You've been so darn brave

But it's okay little one

Look at the path you have paved. 


Your future is uncertain

I will give you that.

But it's got more options

Now let's have a chat. 


What do you want? 

Who will you be? 

Where is your heart?

Can you learn to trust me? 


-a letter from a foster mother.

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Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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