Do you see the child who hides inside?
The child who cries without tears or noise
The child who feels lonely and isolated
The child who feels shame and disgust
Could you sit beside her and console her
Show her that caring can heal
Do you see how she judges herself harshly?
How she punishes herself for a crime she didn’t commit
Could you dare her to burn the blanket of shame and disgust?
Accept self-acceptance and forgiveness
Offer self respect
Defeat negative voices
Do you see the walls she hides feelings behind?
Can you allow life and feelings to meet?
Accept hope and healing
Express how you feel
Accept you are valued and loveable
Do you see the loneliness she feels?
Can you reach out to her?
Be compassionate to her
Convince her to love herself
Show patience when she rejects the hand of friendship
Do you see the darkness she survives in
Dare you bring her into the light
Offer her the goodness of love
Hold her hand
Welcome her home
Heal the rift
Can you show her how to live for today?
To love and feel loved
To feel valued
To live without fear
To Live without shame
To live without fear or blame