I Saw a Child

I saw a child, wistful and sad,
Dreaming of peace and places of joy.


Who will care for you, little boy?
Who will heal your body, soothe your soul,
And love your heart back to health,
Far, far away?


I saw a child, gentle, alone
Yearning for love, and places of joy.


Who will care for you, little girl?
Who will heal your body, soothe your soul,
And love your heart back to health,
Far, far away?


I saw a child, hopeless in need,
Broken in spirit, in body, in heart.


Who will care for you, little child?
Who will heal your body, soothe your soul,
And love your heart back to health,
Far, far away?


Little child, you will rise,
In a day beyond strife,
When memory claims the sorrow.


Who will care for you, little one?
Who will heal your body, soothe your soul,
And love your heart back to health,
Far, far away?


By Bette Milleson James


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