Dear Mum and Dad,

Thanks for all your care,
sorry I couldn’t stay to share.
We had nine months together,
now I’m in your hearts forever.

Don’t cry or be sad
for nine months I was glad.
That’s all I needed to do
but that doesn’t help you.

All is well for me now
no illness, no body to run.
Just can’t tell you how
you have to learn to have fun!

So love you both lots
and thanks for the shot.
Things are fine for me,
you need to live, laugh and see …

hugs and kisses from
ZAC and His Angel

Written in response to a young couples deep grief, they’d sought company
for the first mothers day they thought they’d be celebrating.
They put an angel as Zac’s gravestone, and truly felt he was guarded by one.
Their story touched my heart in 2005 and this was my first poem. It touched their heart and a year later they returned with their daughter and later they had a second son.

dVerse – Cry me a River, Amaya – with Eric Clapton’s song of loss of his young son
… echoes so much sadness for those who have lost children!