Lullaby for a Borrowed Child (Uncles' Lament) (M Mario) Hush now, little child You're safe here in my arms There's nothing here can harm you I'll shelter you from harm I wonder can your parents know What they have shared with me? It sets my soul to singing The wonder that is thee Soon I must return you In a moment, mayhaps two My arms will surely miss this weight They've grown accustomed to.... Some day if I am lucky Another child I'll hold One neither begged nor borrowed But a child of my own Until that day shall come to pass Or if it never does I'll take these moments granted me To share and care with love Hush now, little child I know that you're not mine So let my love enfold you While I still have this time Soon I must return you Just a moment, perhaps two My arms will sorely miss the weight They've grown accustomed to.... Hush now, little child Rest and peaceful be and may you always know such joy As you have given me. copyright MMario MM oct99
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