Touch of a Child
dipping toes in the water,
telling tales by the campfire,
eager to walk the trails and unafraid
spent chasing dreams
as storms overwhelmed the future.
The painted rainbow endings vanished,
became a childish fantasy...
when the smile fled to memories.
Steps faltered in scabbed over pain,
an unhealed grief
filled with life’s doubts...
a seventh-day meal tasted in solitude
The silhouette of depression’s hunger
dissolved by light.
the trust of a child
deemed the heart worthy.
Love blossomed from healing touches
into new growth.