Poor Child

Poor Child
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Written by Gary Malkin & Pilar

Vocal - Pilar
Acoustic Piano - Gary Malkin

POOR CHILD   

THERE IS HOWEVER A CALM IN LONLINESS
A GREATER LESSON THAN JUST THE ISOLATION
A MORE MOVING WAVE OF BOUNDLESS ASSURANCE
AT ONCE MORE VERIFYING MUCH MORE TERRIFYING
AND EVEN THOUGH MOTHER BE THERE
FOR MOTHERS ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO MIGHT
SHE CAN FILL NOT THIS ANGUISHED HOLE
NO TOUCH HERE – NO FERTILE SEED
NO LAUGHTER GIVEN – NO TRUTHS DRIVEN
ONLY THE TEARS OF MY ANCESTRAL SOUL
ONLY THE STRAINS OF THE NOCTURNAL CHORD
RESPLENDANT IN ITS’ GLOATING PRIDE
LOOKING DOWN UPON ME AND CRYING

     POOR CHILD – HOW SHE MUST CRY NOW
     WE HAVE TAKEN HER CHILDHOOD
     WE HAVE GIVEN HER THE WORLD
     POOR CHILD – HOW SHE FOUGHT BACK
     SO READY, SO YOUNG, SO BEHIND
     SHE WILL FIND THERE IS MORE TO THE WORLD
     THAN EVEN HER DREAMS
     POOR CHILD – HOLD HER FOR SHE CANNOT SPEAK
     SHE WILL SEEK THE TRUTHS NOW
     AND NE’RE FORGET THE UNTRUTHS
     POOR CHILD – HOLD HER, SOMEONE, HOLD HER,
     DO SOMEONE HOLD HER
     FOR SHE CANNOT MOVE
     YET SHE WILL RISE TO MEET HER FEARFUL MAKERS
     THOSE WHO STAND SO TALL AND LOOM SO LARGE
     POOR CHILD – DO SOMEONE HOLD HER
     FOR SHE CANNOT SING

THERE ARE NO FLOWERS AT THE GATE OF HER HELL
THERE ARE ONLY PILLARS EACH OF ITS’ OWN MESSAGE
STANDING IN ETERNAL SILENCE
FOR EACH HAS ALREADY LEARNED
WHAT SHE IS ABOUT TO LEARN

     POOR CHILD  - HOLD YOURSELF YOU WIILL ONLY LIVE
     POOR CHILD  - HOLD YOURSELF…..
     POOR CHILD  - HOLD YOURSELF YOU WIILL ONLY LIVE
     POOR CHILD  - HOLD YOURSELF…..
     POOR CHILD  - HOLD YOURSELF YOU WIILL ONLY LIVE
     POOR CHILD  - HOLD YOURSELF…..

Comment:
We were married.
I had written a poem.
A poem about the deepest place in my soul’s journey.
I came home one day and Gary had found the poem and had written this most beautiful music.
Together we found the melody for these words.
ineluctable.