There's A Light

There’s a light inside of you love lasts forever

Little girl looking at me
Suspicious eyes tell the story  
Of what you have seen    
Playing in the green green paddy fields
swinging your satchel kicking your heels

This was the day
When everything changed
Your innocence
Was ripped away
Mud on your dress
Mother’s fierce eyes
She couldn’t believe you
Oh the pain inside

There’s a light inside of you love lasts forever

She whispered …
I… am… 10 years old
I live in this safe place but its…
Far from my home
I dream of a life with my family
Like those stars in the sky
Together so free

A place that no one can break
A place that no one can steal away
A place that no one can break    no no

Taking each foot step back into life
Brave little girl this is your right
Picking up the pieces now you’re on your way
You don’t need to feel ashamed

There’s a light inside of you love lasts forever

(Carrie Herbert 2008)