I didn’t yell

When you claimed I didn’t know my work
That it was all wrong, and I had to know better
I didn’t even cry
But I did know you felt the same
Someone spoke such harsh words over you
And that’s how
I can love you
With mercy and understanding
And celebrate who I am now
And who you’ll be
As I give you gifts of grace in days to come
I’m not going anywhere
Adamant, standing steadfast
In the face of a beast that’s not really you
Until your scales fall like Eustace

And others can celebrate who you’ve become