going home

time is slow in a child's mind
and flies too quickly as we grow
we take for granted what we see
and never realize what we know

we're loved, nurtured and protected
by those that care for us best
being prepared as best we can
to live a full life with zest

but often our paths are tangled
and decisions get harder to make
we come across ugliness and pain
and wonder how much we can take

but always we have a haven
where we feel safe and secure
a place that is truly in the heart
and has a constant pull and allure

so as life's plan for us continues
and we happen to feel lost and alone
the haven we have is always open
there is no shame in going home