A Parents Message To Loved Ones
Go ahead and mention my child,
the one that died, you know.
Don’t worry about hurting me further,
the depth of my pain doesn’t show.
Don’t worry about making me cry,
I’m already crying inside.
Help me to heal by releasing the tears,
that I’m trying to hide.
I’m hurt when you just keep silent,
pretending she didn’t exist.
I’d rather you’d mention my child,
It helps knowing that she has been missed.
You asked me how I’m doing,
I say “pretty good” or “fine”,
But healing is something on-going,
I feel like it will take a lifetime.