Inside the smallest emotion
Inside each mental notion
Inside every fleeting second
Huddles the frightened child within
It fights, when there’s no battle to wage
It fears, when there’s no call for courage
It doubts, when hope floods each moment
It cries, when life is full of enjoyment
The child hides in adult disguises
Protected by conditioned reflexes
Wearing masks of social pretension
Pretending with aimless ambition
But if I look through your tinted window
Deep into the bared essence of your soul
I am certain that I will find there quivering
A child for forgiveness forever yearning
But what grievous fault must be forgiven?
What evil haunts the innocent child within?
T’is no sin in the dance of life to falter!
T’is no crime in the dark forest to blunder!
Children on the same dark journey, all of us
Seeking elusive answers out of mystifying chaos
Each of us defenseless, confused, and humble
Earning nothing but fear and pain as we stumble
The lesson you must learn, my dear belle
Is that nothing separates heaven from hell
But the courage to forgive sins, large and small
And to forgive yourself, most important of all