There you lie, little roses, among the thorns Condemned, and yet saved, from being born Little matching dolls, all in a row, Just out of reach, where I watch you grow. It’s not what I wanted, but what could I do? It didn’t matter how much I wanted you Each wingless angel with a crushed halo Just out of reach, beyond the window. Little seeds, once sprouting in my womb Now little corpses in dark, loamy tombs. I won’t dream of the life you won’t know, Just out of reach, in the soil below. You can fast, repent, plead, cry, and pray; He’s already decided what He’ll do and say. There’s nowhere to turn when His answer is no, Just out of reach, a bone He won’t throw. And even the one He allowed me to keep Is a bright, flashing dream when I cannot sleep The dream will not wait, will not stop, will not slow Just out of reach! Just a glint! Just a glow! Some live a century. Others? Born for the grave. Just when is a life worth it to Him to save? He yanks us around, here and there, to and fro. Just out of reach, enjoying the show. If there is no God, what should I believe? Are you nothing now? Is there nothing to grieve? He made you, then took you, that impulsive foe. Just out of reach. Where He knows I won’t go.
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