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Please Come Home My Sweet Child

Updated on June 5, 2016

Come home my sweet child

for I miss you,

I cry silently and alone

wondering where you are.

I wait constantly by the phone

as I wait for you to call

wondering if my sweet child is safe and secure.

Did I do anything wrong?

for you to leave in this way

that has left me with a broken heart.

I worry that the knock on the door by the police

tells me that you are injured or something worse,

Where are you my sweet child

for I am lost without you here with me

I cannot protect you when I

have no clue where you are.

Has somebody hurt you?

and do you feel you are afraid to come home

because you feel distraught and confused.

As the days turn black as night

I think of you constantly,

wondering what are you feeling now

and do you ever think that nobody cares?

I went searching in your favourite places

and I asked all of your school friends for help.

Where are you my sweet child?

as the hours turn to days and the days turn to weeks

with not a word from you

or of news that you have been found.

I pray that you will come home to me soon

safe and sound and unharmed,

I leave a light on in your bedroom

so it may guide you back home to me


I will never give up on you

for you are a big part of my life.

I will never rest until I know you are safe and sound

that I can hold you once again in my arms

to tell you how much I love you

and how proud I am of you.

Come home my sweet child,

Come home

Please come home my sweet child.


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      Annie Fenn 6 years ago from Australia

      Longing and heartache so deeply felt. A beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.