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Watchchild

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Who taught you, little child

Just how to dance and play

Amongst the autumn colours

Or in the summer rays

Who told you, little child

That when it starts to rain

To turn your face towards the sky

And then to dance again

.

Lift your eyes, O Watchchild

Keep the truth in sight

Guard your heart against the dark

Turn towards the light

.

Who taught you, little child

That storm clouds should be feared

And all you see with wonder

Is dangerous and weird

Who told you, little child

Dark things you could not name

So when the rain began to fall

You dared not dance again

.

Lift your eyes, O Watchchild

Keep the truth in sight

Guard your heart against the dark

Turn towards the light

.

Who taught you, little child

To search for something more

That power and possessions

Determined who was poor

Who told you, little child

Please child! Don’t be tamed

The sun will turn the day anew

Until then, dance again

.

Lift your eyes, O Watchchild

Keep the truth in sight

Guard your heart against the dark

Turn towards the light

.

Who taught you, little child

To show men how to play

To hold their hand so softly

And whisper, ‘it’s okay’

Who told you, little child

The clouds can’t be contained

The rain will kiss the earth once more-

And all will dance again

.

Lift your eyes, O Watchchild

Teach the people right

Watch the colours fill the sky

Dance again tonight

.

Lift your eyes, O Watchchild

Keep the truth in sight

Guard your heart against the dark

Turn towards the light

.

.

.

© Jo Sarah Stanford 2014

Categories: Poetry


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