A Child’s Voice
I’m only little once, he’d say
So please take time to come and play
My time with you is always best
I’d pick you over all the rest.
Please teach me things I need to know
There’s much to learn each day I grow
A lot I don’t yet understand
For me, it’s all a strange new land.
Sometimes I’m scared, sometimes I’m brave
And sometimes I just don’t behave
But please don’t yell or get real mad
You see, that makes me really sad.
I like your arms around me tight —
To reassure me in the night
This world can be so big and cold
So that’s why you have me to hold.
Someday I really want to be —
All that you expect of me
For now I need time to explore
I’m always learning more and more.
No matter what I do or say
Please love me each and every day
I think that’s what I mostly need
And then, I think, I can succeed.
I’ll make you proud — real big I’ll grow
And then you can look back and know
Together we have made it through
And all I am — I owe to you.
© Treasured Reflections. Poetry by Linda A. Jones. All rights reserved.