I remember the day you were sent to us.
Soft and etched with the strokes of heaven’s brush.
I remember when you first did open your eyes to the world.
My heart beats again to recall it.
My finger around yours.
Your soft hair against my cheeks.
That first wondrous sound you made, you called out to me.
Shush, now, beautiful boy.
I gathered you in my arms, whole.
Your senses were awakened for the first time, and I saw it.
I had to touch every single feature.
I blessed your nose, your ears, your mouth.
You yawned. The commonplace was divine.
You spoke in another language.
I was determined to understand every sound you made.
I warmed you, delicate and firm.
Time was irrelevant. It was wholly stretched out in front of us.
I sang to you, I know not what.
The song of all mothers. A soothing hum, a lilting melody.
Shush, now, my sweet angel.
Crying is good, tell me all your fears.
This world is endless. The darkness and light are there.
I will bend my knee and look at you. Hold my gaze.
Your eyes are drooping.
Let me speak to you of fairy tales, the dreamer’s passion.
Ride upon my shoulders and scream in delight to the heavens.
I will give you the sleep of peace.
You stand before me, taller and taller.
Asking me questions to which I have no response.
Go and seize the world.
All is ahead. My love will uphold you.
Break the Cycle is an anti-bullying anthology of 14 stories by 14 different authors. Each story features a different scenario.
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