Wide awake today, I awoke
And the warm light beat down on me
as the waves rolled gentle lullabye
on the porcelain sands where they lie
And I but sat, in peace unknown
watching the water and the golden glow
I saw not time, and was content
nor knew of pain, of earth's torment
But something buzzed within my mind
of a thought, left with world behind
a tiny thing that would not rest.
T'was then upon the low dune's crest
the Little Girl appeared to me
and soft strode across the shoreline weed
to take her place upon the rise
where I'd sat watching waves go by
Nothing was said for longest time,
tho' time was not, in peace sublime.
And then I saw, in corner eye,
Her turn towards me, and subtly sigh
as if she knew that troubling thought
that dwelt within, where strife was naught.
I did not move, afraid to ask,
while soft clear eyes took me to task
"I forgave them already, " she said to me,
and nothing more- I turned to see
her smile; ashamed, I could but look
and remembered this pain that she forsook.
And in my eyes, the question came,
lips parted in words silent and plain;
Her smile was answer to tortured thought,
and angel's voice said, "How could I not?
"Whatever the reasons, whate'er the fears,
"whate'er they did, they sent me here!"
I watched as she turned towards the waves
and watched as I did ere she came;
And smiling, turned back to the sea,
and let it wash the thought from me.
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