I have always needed you.
I needed you when I was a small girl,
You chased away the darkness,
The nightterrors that stalked my dreams ran when you shed your light.
I needed you when they came up to me,
A little girl, reading my books all alone,
To spout cruel words,
The way children do,
But that didn't matter to me,
You were there.
You were there when I took a deep breath,
And stepped up to speak to my peers.
You were there when failure jumped me in broad daylight,
And tore my soul into sorrowful shreds.
I needed you as I grew,
I needed you when I stopped,
I need you now that I am finishing,
This grand finale of my youthful life.
Now that I am turning to this new chapter,
I still need you.
And you are always there when I need you.
In Jesus' name we pray,