There was only a girl, who stood in the sun
guarding the door of a cell
and no one knew what was locked inside
for the child was scared to tell.
“Open the door,” demanded the man.
“Open the door…I know you can.”
But the girl only shivered and hid in fright
from the one who did not understand.
And the sun set, and the moon rose high
and the rivers flowed to the sea
then from the shadows crept the one
who held the only key.
The girl smiled and stepped aside as
the door was flung open wide
and the light of the moon shone silvery bright
and lit the darkness inside.
The one with the key entered inside
and lifted her up from the floor.
The woman awoke, and took his hand
as he led her out the door.
He helped her take unsteady steps
and gave her peace of mind
‘Till the woman felt free to walk with him
and leave the child behind.