That Child

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That Child

Can you see that child

with the golden hair and the bluest eyes?

She's standing there all alone,

wanting to do the things

other children do,

but knowing that she just can't.

 

Her whole world tumbles down, and she can't

be her mother's angel child.

But there's nothing she can do

to get all the eyes

off of the things

she can only do alone.

 

Her mother sits, crying and alone,

thinking about how her baby can't

do all of the things

she wants to, and live like a child.

As rain falls from the sky, and tears from her eyes,

there isn't anything she can do.

 

Forever on, that's all that mother can do,

sit on the floor crying alone.

She can never look in her child's eyes

without thinking she's the reason her girl can't

be a normal, happy, child.

Still she tries not to think of those things.

 

The child doesn't ask for many things,

for pity and sympathy will not do.

She doesn't want despair, she wants to be a child,

loved and never alone.

But she knows, she can't.

You can see that story in her eyes.

 

Please, look deep into her eyes

and yo uwill see all the things

I see. Her smile can't

fool you, it's the only thing she can do

to make you believe that she is happy alone

and just being this child.

 

That mother looks at her child, and tears fall from her eyes,

She blames herself for her child being alone, and not being able to do the things

all the other children do. She wants to change everything...but she can't.

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The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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