We want to be loved

We want to be taken by the hand,
Held securely as we might remember as a child.
We want to be told it will be alright.
That we are loved.

We want to come home,
and be accepted.
Feel an unconditional love hold us,
That knows our failings but never mentions them.
Make them of no account.

We want to surrender privately,
To someone who knows our secrets.
To someone to whom we belong.
Who will never give us up.

Don’t try to be what you are not,
You are loved in eternity.
Stay close to home
to one who knows you best.