A Child’s Wish

Hello friends –

Below is a poem I wrote nearly ten years ago and I wanted to share it with you today. I have learned and grown over the past ten years and in many ways this poem has helped me along my journey. When I read it, it plays in my mind as a video, most always in black and white. I have found some pictures online I am going to include that are similar to the visions in my mind. I have referenced the ownership of them below since they are not my handiwork. My struggles in life are not so different from life experiences of others, meaning no one persons experiences rivals another, we all have them just in a wide variety of places and degrees. I am no more or less special than you are, we are all special. We are all individuals and yet we are all part of human existence. We all have emotions and ownership of them. More importantly, we are created and born with a purpose and a plan. Too often we allow ourselves to concentrate on the things we lack instead of the things we have. We are people made for community and togetherness, life was never meant to be traveled alone. We need brotherhood not dominance. We need more love and respect, less violence and pain.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” -John 14:27

May the Peace of God be with you always!

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.” -2 Thessalonians 3:16


A Child’s Wish

I look at you and I just want to pick you up, put my arms around you

Squeeze you and tell you everything is alright, tell you that you are safe

Caress you hair and sing you a lullaby, while gently rocking you

I want to whisper sweetly “I love you” and tell you I will protect you from the dark

You are scared of so many things, all the while trying to be a superhero, too

Slow down;

Take a deep breath, the world will not stop if you slow down

As a child and during my youth and even sometimes still

I would often wish for someone just like me

Someone to play catch with

Someone to talk with

Someone who understood me

Someone who really knew me

As I sit here now, knowing what I now know about myself

I have been wishing and dreaming

Pursuing my own reflection

The child I saw scared and alone,

It was me

There are so many things that I keep myself from doing, because inside

I’m that scared child

How can I reach her

How can I heal her…


I just want to pick her up and put my arms around her

Squeeze her and tell her everything is alright,

Say to her, you are safe now

I want to caress her hair and sing a lullaby and rock her gently

I want to whisper “you are loved” and I will stay with her in the dark

I want to tell her being a kid is the best fun ever and that I will be her superhero

I want to take her by the hand…walk, run and skip through life with her.

-Charlotte A. Robinson

 October 7, 2010


*Updated 06/27/2019 3:51am©️







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