It's a shaky smile
Before she sets it right.
She loves them still.
That's never changed,
And she knows it never will.
But this is something new.
It's something raw.
It's a growing dread.

It's a fear
She's never felt before.
The one thing
She was never afraid of before.
She never thought she'd be sent away
To a place
She’d never been before,
To live with people
She'd never known before.

She tries to shake it off.
She tries to cover it up.
But the truth, it doesn't go away.
And she finds she cannot hide,
Not from what she's afraid to find.
She's afraid.
She's afraid to go home...
Afraid they'll send her to another.


This one is close to the heart, mine and a few other's.