I told youI'm still here mommy.Still here inside your warm bellyWhy haven't been stroking me anymore?Why haven't you said "it's almost time to come out"I like it when you do those thingsPlease mommy, don't cry.I'm still here mommyHe's wrong mommyI'm just tiredWhy would he say I'm deadWhy would the doctor say such a mean thing?I don't like him anymore, mommyTELL HIM HE'S WRONG!Please mommy, daddy?He's wrong mommyI'm going to meet you all soonI don't like it in here anymoreAren't you happy mommy?Isn't this great daddyBig brother is excited too, right?I've gotten so bigI'm going to see you all soonI told you I was alive.Now I'm much biggerI can almost see over mommy's headI'm a really smart girl, right daddyI'm a pretty girl, right mommyI'm healthy and happyI told you I'm alive
L.O.V.E.M.E.T.O.OLonging to see you all the timeObsessed with every move you makeVexed by seeing anyone near youExcited by every touch you give meMesmerized with every word you speakEnraged when you frownTorn apart with every tearOverjoyed with every smile Obviously I love you
DrownHow could I know this would happen?! I just wanted to see them swim. I just wanted to know what they felt like. The water is so cold mommy! Please help me daddy! It's making me cough; I don't like it. I can't stay up very well! My voice hurts because I'm screaming. Please listen
mommy, daddy, big brother? I can't do it. I'm so tired. Everything is blurry
why are my clothes being pulled at? The water is getting louder. The light is getting brighter! No, I'm being pulled higher! But, by who? My over-alls pressed against my chest feels so comforting. Finally I feel the rough rock scrape across my back. As the somber silence wash from my ear with the water, I heard the cries of my mommy and daddy and the heavy pants of my brother. The water that had flushed from my eyes was quickly replaced with tears of fear, joy, and confusion. I was met with a crushing hug from my family that meant I was safe.
HoldingHold your head up high,It won't stop the laughterIt won't silence the whispersIt won't numb the painIt won't dry the tearsIt won't heal the woundsbut
It will help you see above all of thisHold your head up high
So you can keep moving forward