Would you wake a sleeping giant?
One who is cursed to walk the land
Looking for a place to be
To live as others do?
Where no one screams at the sight of him.
Would you walk with him?
Tell all those you meet
That he means no harm?
How can you convince them?
When stories have spread far and wide.
The village he destroyed, when a young boy
Throwing stones, hit the giants head.
What words could you use to convince them
He is no longer violent
When he barely understands a word you say.
What makes you think he has changed
In the time you have spent with him.
Will you tell them of the day?
You watched as he buried a fallen sparrow?
Picked flowers to lie on the dry earth.
The day he plucked a fish from the water
Removing the hook from its mouth
And setting it free.
Would any of this take the terror from their eyes
As he walks through the village
As they try to balance on ground that
Shakes with every foot fall.
An overgrown child who may never
learn to hide his pain without lashing out.
You may never tame what is meant
To live wild and free
Find a safe place for him, away from people
Let him go, watch from a distance…