tree child

I see a child 

up a tree 

crying silently

waiting 

for his mother 

screaming

running

hurriedly

 

Be safe

My son

Be safe from this terror

May Mother Nature 

Protect you 

In her arms 

be safe 

forever

 

I will see you 

Some day 

On the other side

But until then

Believe in me

I tried

 

To do my best

When there was 

no best to do 

to save your soul

while mine was ripped 

from my heart 

In two 

 

My screams 

Are in your dreams 

My terror will 

Forever lurk

In the darkness

Of your mind

 

But as you perch

Like a little bird

In the tree 

Waiting for me 

crying 

silently 

 

Please 

Remember 

Your pain is my pain 

And the shadows 

In the soft branches

Will comfort you

Forever 

 

As you sing your last song

As you breathe 

Your final breath 

Mother Nature's hands 

will stroke you 

and hold you tight 

While you are 

crying silently

waiting 

Forever

For me

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