A healing process…

Part of a child’s healing process is to express their feelings about the trauma they experienced

Lost, alone, scared and afraid
Come love me, come hold me, come take my fears away
If not for good, at least for today
I want you back, I need you more than you need crack
Its killing us both, why cant you see
It has made you abandon me when I needed you most.
Please come love me, come hold me close.
Come wipe all my tears away.
Assure me that it’ll be okay.

-Ashanti, age 14