Just Those First Few Weeks

By Susan Erling

For those few weeks –
I had you to myself
And that seems too short a time
To be changed so profoundly

In those few weeks –
I came to know you…
and to love you.
You came to trust me with your life.
Oh, what a life I had planned for you!

Just those few weeks –
When I lost you I lost a lifetime of hopes,
plans, dreams and aspirations…
A slice of my future simply vanished overnight.

Just those few weeks –
It wasn’t enough time to convince others
how important and special you were.
How odd, a truly unique person has recently died
And no-one is mourning the passing.

Just a few more weeks –
And no ‘normal’ person would cry all night
over a tiny unfinished baby,
or get depressed and withdraw day after endless day.
No-one would, so why am I?

You were just those first few weeks my little one
you darted in and out of my life too quickly.
But it seems that’s all the time you needed
to make my life so much richer
and give me a small glimpse of eternity.

On behalf of Sands, NSW, Australia.

To the Child in my Heart

Precious, tiny, sweet little one
You will always be to me
So perfect, pure and innocent
Just as you were meant to be.

We dreamed of you and your life
And all that it would be
We waited and longed for you to come
And join our family.

But now you’re gone… but yet you’re here
We’ll sense you everywhere
You are our sorrow and our joy
There’s love in every tear.

Just know our love goes deep and strong
We’ll forget you never-
The child we had, but never had,
And yet will have forever.

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You Brightened Our World

By Kim Howells, NZ

You brightened our world by painting two lines
And we welcomed you into our hearts.
But life sometimes has its own designs
And unfairly we were made to part.

We dreamt of all the things we would do
And looked forward to the day you’d arrive.
We wondered what you would look like too,
But our dreams were not to survive.

Although the hurt recedes with time
Please know we will never forget you.
There is always a special place in our minds
Where you still shine like the morning dew.

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