Spare me

You could have stopped it all. 

You could have spared me pain. 

You could have healed the hurt.

Instead it’s all in vain. 

You should have come before.

You should have heard my cry.

You should have moved at once.

Instead the tears are dry. 

I will stop it all. 

I have spared you pain. 

I don’t ignore the hurt. 

My child, nothing’s done in vain.

I will come right now. 

I always hear you cry.

I move every mountain

to wipe your tears dry. 



JL McCarthy

March 30, 2020