A Child's Cry Will somebody hear my cry Of the pain I want to deny My behavior and what I want to do Says how I feel too Learning to understand Why I try to reject helping hands Wanting to disappear Sometimes, means I'm so full of fear Wanting so much to die Tells of a need to cry Wanting the pain to cease Control of my eating is what I need to release My behavior pleads Somebody see a child's needs Will somebody hear the cry Of a child wanting desperately to die A child long so For a father that would never go A father who won't disappear And cause a child to fear Keeping all the pain inside The child tried desperately to hide The fear that surrounds Sends the child hiding underground In a closet or in a corner The child learned to be a loner Scared to let anyone in Never feeling like she fit in All alone and crying Bit by bit she was dying I'm so scared to see But, I know that the child is me So scared to move I keep trying to prove Pain and anger in my starving They never heard my crying That I don't need a father Apathetic at times - Why bother? Little girl wanting him to bother Simply just be my father Alone and afraid with nowhere to run Now, I'm learning to have fun Emptiness that runs so deep Now, I'm one of the Shepard's sheep Now safe and secure With the Father whose love is so pure Learning to truly receive the love From the Father of the fatherless The more I experience my pain Brings intimacy with the Father again and again I still want to bruise, burn and cut Now, instead more often I look up Up to the Father Who says, "I am here!" Without fail His Fathering Rings music, words and arms so comforting I once vowed that I would never reaveal this card That life without Daddy is hard A child's life filled with chaos All the time feeling so lost Rituals of sef-mutilation tried to bring structure To a world seemingly without future But, now hope comes through the Father He says, "You matter." A little girl's heart being fulfilled As He says, "You're beautiful." He says, "You have precious gentle heart" I know the love of this Father will never part.