Thursday, June 09, 2005

As you leave

As you leave...

turn around
and look at me one last time
as I stand before you
and as I stand behind
innocence lost,
adulthood gained.

You desert me
teary faced child
looking grown up
feeling lost.

Don't go please... I won't grow
I want you still
though I can no longer cry
Wait mamma! and scream
or do what you say
to keep you.

Turn around and look
you might find the courage to stay,
you might lose the courage to leave,
but don't go.