Rites of Passage
By Marty Brandt 
This time in my life is so surreal
The night and darkness envelope me
I lay awake and feel
The baby that was not to be

God has greater plans for you
I am blessed with the time
You embraced my heart anew
Now with angels you rest sublime

Three others have been my gift
I am thankful for their limitless joys!
It is through my aching emptiness I must lift
Myself to care for my girl and boys

Days of solitude will help me
To reconnect to life
I am so foreign to misery
I long to return to happy mother and wife

Only time will be my friend
Small windows of joy will open once more
I can only begin again
To walk through life’s great door