When

When I was shy and insecure,
And I tried to hide from the world,
You shielded me from the destructive light.

When I thought I was nothing,
And tried to sleep away my problems,
You held me awake and listened to me.

When I had nowhere to go,
And tried to take on the world by myself,
You took me in and cared for me.

When the bright of day exposes me,
And I run into the shadows,
I pray you will still be there to hold me.

 

1996-2001 by Joel Mathew Hegberg