Written by: Robert Uy

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.