To Lose a Child Through Life – A Poem

It’s impossible to know that your child is still OK

To protect your child was your job, so you think you failed in every way

When your child is no longer with you and still so very young

You can’t help but think there must be more you could have done

You turn the music up and sob while in your car and the shower hides your tears

You know you can’t survive this kind of loss another day, another month, another year

Yet, the years go by and you realize you’re still alone

Although you did all you knew and could, your child did not come home

The child you carried and brought into this world has gone away

There’s nothing left to do but pray and pray and pray

How evil are those who desire nothing more than to destroy the mother-child bond

You continue to seek justice, but the gut wrenching pain goes on and on

No matter how huge the loss, you have no choice but to start another day

Without your child that gave your life meaning in every way

You lie down at night and think of your child and feel so all alone

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