that little boy inside

Written by: Daniel Larson

somewhere a small boy will pray
     to be set free if he may
from the battles forced to play
     and from sins for which he’ll pay

maybe he will try to run
     as if tomorrows ne’er come
peer into the setting sun
     while another day is done

sleep in silence and alone
     on a pillow made of stone
dreams have long since been outgrown
     for he’s learned life’s just on loan

hunger claims a heavy price
     going through all these things twice
hinged upon the rolling dice
     loneliness must now suffice

on the start of my new day
     somewhere a small boy will pray . . .