Big Little Child

Once upon a little child
A very very little child
Once upon a little child
As grown-ups all once were

How safe she was, that little child
That very very little child
How safe she was, that little child
In webs of home and love

She could have stayed a little child
A very very little child
She could have stayed a little child
Ensconced in safety’s net

But she stepped out, that little child
That very very little child
But she stepped out, that little child
Away from comfort’s warmth

She’s terrified, that little child
That not so very little child
She’s terrified, that little child
As she goes her own way

She looks around, that little child
That not so very little child
She looks around, that little child
With big eyes opened wide

No safety net, big little child
Dear terrified big little child
No safety net, big little child
The web’s gone from your eyes

See far and wide, big little child
Brave wondering big little child
See far and wide, big little child
Your worlds stretch on and on

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