Hey hey hey, it’s been a while since we’ve done one of these!
So, I really like this poem and I wanted to preview it over here before it shows up in Holding onto Stars tomorrow… and, sadly, I have a feeling it may be one of our last true poem previews.
But, we should enjoy it as much as we can for the time being, right?
So, here it is- “A child’s life song” from Holding onto Stars. ❤
As a child I told myself
To never let go if I had left,
But then I grew old and it came to be
That I have no say in those kinds of things.
When I was younger I chose to play
With my little dolls every day,
But these times I choose instead
To play with the dollhouses locked in my head.
One time I wasn’t much wise
And talked my thoughts right into a lie,
But then my mother looked past the glass
And my candy-coated tongue never did last.
There once was a day that I wanted to be older
And I dropped all my dolls at the end of the corridor,
But I tell you time sped after that
And deeply I wish I could snatch it back.
I miss all the times when I still was free
And I miss all the days when they said I was sweet,
I miss the innocence and unbreakable love
I miss the attention, the guidance, and the hugs.
A promise once said is a promise less kept,
Though sometimes I forget the words I once said,
A childhood lost is a child’s life gone,
Though I’m afraid all that’s left of mine
Is now trapped in this song.
So, there it is!
Let me know what you thought/think!
Until next time…