Just for today, today, I’m going to pretend.
I’m holding my child, as I did way back then.
When magic band aids and Momma kisses could cure all the ails
And that my child knew nothing of needles or pills.
Today, I’ll rock you to sleep in my arms
Kiss you goodnight and protect you from harms.
Just for today, I’ll play a game of pretend
As we did together, way back when.
Tomorrow, I will cry, I’ll sob, I’ll rave.
As I always do when I visit your grave.
But, just for today, today, I’m going to pretend
You are safe in my arms, as you were back then.