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The Child

Fearful, the child inside
wishes for tears to run and hide
Old he grows forever young

Vengeful, the child in spite
lashes out at all that's right
Because he knows it's wrong

Tearful, the child has tried
to pull a load that's dead inside
Up rung by rotten rung

Sinful, the child contrite
seeks forgiveness in the sight
Of He who sings the song

Yet he knows within his heart
And he's known it from the start
It wasn't he who made the mess
Or sowed all of the bitterness
He reaped his whole life long.

Robert G. Brown 2007-03-21