"On The Loss Of A Child"


PLEASE, donít ask me if Iím over it yet.

Iíll never be over it.

PLEASE donít tell me sheís in a better place.

She isnít here with me.

PLEASE donít say, ďat least she isnít suffering.Ē

I havenít come to terms with why she had to suffer at all.

PLEASE donít tell me you know how I feel,

Unless you have lost a child.

PLEASE donít ask me if I feel better.

Bereavement isnít a condition that clears up.

PLEASE donít tell me, ďat least you had her for so many years.Ē

What year would you choose for your child to die?

PLEASE donít tell me,

ďGod never gives us more than we can bear.Ē

PLEASE, just say you are sorry.

PLEASE, just say you remember my child, if you do.

PLEASE, just let me talk about my child.

PLEASE, mention my childís name.

PLEASE, let me cry.

- Rita Moran




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