Covered in blood, sweat and tears
I find myself a stranger in a new world.
Just moments before all was calm
and there was such a sense of security.
Now I writhe with overwhelming freedom
which I have never known before.
The delights of this world are too much altogether
and confusing with its harshness and intensity.
When I cry out in my loneliness and need
Hands reach out to me and Comfort soon follows.
Whereas I once knew only darkness and captivity,
I see light only to shudder; I feel freedom and fear falling.
In this new world I am as a baby
longing to return to safety and certainty.
I now hold a place in this world
squirming and wailing to be held and to be loved.