Hidden Laughter, Stolen Joy
Where has your laughter gone?
Why do you now hide your smile?
What has happened in your life to make you forget you are a child?
Tell me the reason your eyes only show a blank stare
And no longer sparkle but refuse to shine.
Who took your rainbow away
Leaving instead a gray cloudy day?
Who took your joy
Leaving you such pain?
Why do you now feel nothing but shame?
What makes you want to hide yourself away?
How is it you have forgotten how to play?
You will not let anyone near.
What, dear one, what has caused you such fear?
Please, can I help you wipe away the tears?
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