Never wanted to be this way
Constantly hiding me
Running from the pain of early years
Making believe I had no fears

All the while truth be told
I was more afraid than any knew
The inner strength birthed from the hurt
A childhood lost before it could start

Then song and dance gave way
And let the pain slip
Let it fade to black
Never to look back

Waiting for the day
To thank the one who took the pain away
Learning to forgive
Learning to live

Searching now to find
One to understand the mind
Of a child hurt
A child lost

Waiting for someone
To pull her up on her feet
And tell her she is needed
And loved