I Cried Today – Original Poem

A child died today
In an instant, the pain went away
For the living, it only begins

The blood was poisoned by an intruder
Masked and anonymous

She sleeps tonight, wrapped in a blanket so fresh
Forevermore

Under the tent, sheltered from the rain, we weep
The book of life has turned its final page

We are all to young to know
In the clouds, we seek answers

A wedding ring never to be worn
A baby never born
A fathers dance now filled with empty arms

A child died today
Scared
Feeling alone

One last dream of a life complete
In her final moments, she was grey
The sun warmed her wrinkled skin
Just a fantasy; a silly fantasy

She felt the kiss from a stranger she would call love
The dream is over
Life gone
A child died today

I cried

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