Child of Mine
By Janet Verdi 
In memory of Francis Patrick 
Child of mine,
you are the sunshine
that warms my heart the darkest night

The heated amber-glow
of a long-burning fire
taking the edge off the Autumn chill, I wish the
world had known you,
you were someone extra-special.

We missed out on your
sparkling eyes,
enriching smile,
playful energy.
How sad that tomorrow will be
without you,
child of mine.