Changeling

by EllaHarp

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Cool night yet, just sunset
She left her sleeping baby boy
In his cradle by the window

She wrapped a shawl around her
She locked the door behind her
She picked some flowers all in bloom
Then ran back home again
To see her sleeping baby boy

Through the door, cross the floor
How is her sleeping baby boy
In this cradle by the window

She feels a chill about her
Unearthly fear surrounds her
To see what’s lying in the cradle
Staring back at her

Where is her sleeping baby boy?
Where is her sleeping baby boy?

The window lies open
The shattered glass lies broken
Damn be you fairies
That would take her human child
And leave your changeling babe behind

Cold gray skin, cold within
It’s not her sleeping baby boy
In this cradle by the window

Black eyes dart around her
Sharp hands pulling at her
The open window sends the fairies
Laughter echoing

Where is her sleeping baby boy?
Where is her sleeping baby boy?

The window lies open
The shattered glass lies broken
Damn be you fairies
That would take her human child
And leave your changeling babe behind

Cool night yet, no sunset
No more sleeping baby boy
In this cradle by the window

She holds the changeling tightly
She tries to love it rightly
But nothing comforts to the fairy
Screaming back at her

No more sleeping baby boy
No more sleeping baby boy

The window lies open
The shattered glass lies broken
Damn be you fairies
That would take her human child
And leave your changeling babe behind

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released January 10, 2018

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