[ Masi child going into his hut, Tanzania
by Sonya Reaves, 13/11/11.]
Teach me how to love
I am a child in need of strength and hope.
Love me for who I am, only don’t leave me that way.
I am rude and loud and think of myself
I stand up front and say what I want
It’s almost to late to fix what you started.
Love me and correct me with strength
Teach me when and where to talk
How to know my place.
Show me what it is like to put others first
Love me with the love from your deep heart.
Allow me to fall, but not stay down
Do what you must to teach me how to love
Love me with confidence.