Mephisto’s Child

Let me see you my son
Don’t turn away
Rest in my arms now
I’ll watch while you lay
Learn from my stories
Let me tell you a tale
Of angels on horseback
And a rider on the pale

Let me see you my son
A child of clay
Delighting in mischief
And the games that we play
I reach out my arms
To swing you up high
But you run right through them
Reaching for the sky.

Let me see you my son
A child on the cusp
Full of ideals
Though born of my lust.
A father’s frustration
As his child breaks free
But I’ll be your stalwart
‘til you come back to me.

Let me see you my son
Now that you’re grown
The choices are yours
The seeds have been sown.
I’m proud of you son
Our moments so few
Make the right choice now
I’m waiting for you.

Let me see you my son
Many years have been spent
Your family have grown now
Much you repent.
Endlessly waiting
I’ve watched as you roamed
Grieved as you’ve struggled
And helped you find home.

Let me see you my son
Don’t hide your face
Shame has no place here
Wizened with grace
Alone and unchanging
I watch as you go
My tears turn to ice now
As the morning star glows.