NATASCHA HERMANS

Tell me are you afraid to lose your innocence?

Peel off your skin of ego

It's clouding your judgement

If you can find it

underneath this blanket of vanity,

keep it close to the heart

But let it roar

for silence has no audience in this modern world



Leaves were covered in crispy snow

Hanging low

carrying the weight of the world

What burden to bear

In all their innocence

They have no love to spare

Dripping sorrows

When morning light comes

Revealing what's left

Of its stone cold hollow chest




Peace in my heart

I can give you my broken heart


It's been scattered and torn apart


But if you'll be gentle it might just be


The very best of what's left of me


I can give you my love and soul

But our future I cannot control
I can offer you pieces of my heart



Or maybe just a little part


It's been stamped on and left for dead


Shriveled up dry, as for ages it bled


It will be difficult to glue and mend


Yet the only way for my sorrow to end


For you can be the peace in my heart


It's been waiting for you from the start


I can give you a part of me


But the rest has got to be free you see


If you'll have me I can promise you this


Over the past I will not reminisce


To live in the present is the only way


Moving forward and live for today

I remember when you clipped my wings

Trying to keep me close

How you changed who I was

And will ever be



Letter to my unborn child

This is my goodbye to you my little one


Please forgive me for not letting you come.


I just want you to be the best that you can be


No struggles or fear in your little mind


As it was for me


I will always look for you in other children's eyes


Under star sprinkled covered skies


Hear your laughter on the playgrounds


As you swing high above the ground


And as I roam across this world


I will feel your gentle touch


In the sunrays on my skin


In the darkness of a storm


And I will never be afraid


Of hurting you my little one



Natascha Hermans is a writer living in the Netherlands.


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