One more sad word and a tear would roll,
One more sad story and the whole world,
Would collapse on its own weight upon the shoulder
Of one with neither sister nor brother;
Raised to stand strong, to stand alone,
—but never to live lonely.
Deserving of love and not any less
Yet loved lesser than those who deserved less;
Attending to the needs of whose attention is needed:
The orphan with parents.
Copyright © Robert Uy