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The Child in Me is Crying

Poem by Christina Barker

Alive and Afraid
Like a child crying in the dark,
Your love has taught me the true
Pain of aloneness,
Now that you've gone,
Captured in my heart for eternity,
Your kindness always at my shoulder,
I cannot touch you,
Only feel the beginnings of a
spiritual peace.
Deeply vulnerable, I move
Towards the light.