FATHER

She sits with open eyes and tries to understand
The pastor turns a page, the church is empty

Cold, in the corner, the quiet girl
prays for her father to rescue her
She was in danger, too young to know the words

Then many years went by, she tried to numb pain
The silence in her heart is hurting her

Over the ocean, the restless girl
prays for her father to comfort her
He wants to tell her but cannot say the words

I am so sorry, my girl

And now she’s on the bridge, it’s time to make a choice
She steps into the light, it’s all around her

Hope in the balance, the lonely girl
prays for her father to answer her
She has to tell him, she has to say the words

 I forgive you father