New York, USA
The little girl was standing there, looking so lost and alone
When I took her hand she simply smiled, and asked me to take her home.
Once there I asked her how she was, she looked so frightened and sad
And as her eyes filled up with tears, she told me she felt bad.
Everyone had left her, and no one even cared
She was left to survive all by herself, Oh God she was so scared.
As her life unfolded in front of me, the heaviness grew in my heart
She needed much more than I could give, this kid was falling apart.
So I gathered her into my open arms, and gently stroked her hair
Rocking slowly back and forth, I told her I'd always be there.
She held on a little tighter, but there was still no trust in her eyes
For those she'd counted on before, had left without goodbyes.
When she finally started talking, she struggled with what to say
Afraid that she was bothering me, afraid... I'd walk away.
I had to make her understand, that I wasn't going to let go
So I sat her down beside me, and said what she needed to know.
I told her she was the little me, and I knew her inside out
I knew her fears and weaknesses, along with all her doubt.
I told her I knew about the guilt, she'd carried around inside
And all the heartache hurting her, and how hard I knew she'd tried.
The more I talked, the deeper her stare, as she gazed into my eyes
And I knew she was finally getting - some answers to all of her whys.
So the door at long last was open, for both the child and I
Now all that is left for us to do, is strengthen our new found ties.
[This message has been edited by BSC (edited 02-08-2000).]