A Child’s Heart

A child’s heart
Right from the start
Is innocent and pure

But then comes along
Two who don’t belong
Together and screw it all up

Behave yourself
Get in line
No I don’t want to talk
I don’t have time

Your heart is breaking?
Get a life

Come deal with my pain
My past
My husband/wife

You’re just a kid
What stress could you feel
Your feelings don’t matter
Your pain is not real

Why are you stomping
And throwing and screaming
I don’t understand
What is the meaning

Get out of my house
No time for attitude today
I am much too busy
Getting my own way

I love you
Don’t leave me
Why are you running away
I need you, I want you,
please stay

Healing begins
But first comes the pain
All the hurtful words
All the terrible shame

But once in the light
The problems will heal
And in it’s place
Comes love so real

A child’s heart
Once broken is changed
The life may improve
But the scars always remain.

~stumbling faith

I wrote this about 9 years ago when I first started my job as a Care Manager of kids with mental and behavioral health struggles. It was heartbreaking to see the things families did to each other. But every day I work I try to make things a little brighter.