Another Child's Grave
Another new grave next to my son
A mere child with so much life to give
A young woman who’s life had just begun
Robbed by depression of the will to live
A daughter, sister, niece and friend
Now fresh flowers adorn her resting place
An eternal grave her parents must tend
Only memories now for arms to embrace
How is it possible that she didn’t know
Just how much she’d be missed?
How many people with love to bestow
Simply looked and then dismissed?
Drugs, violence, bullying to name a few
Are battles that a child shouldn’t have to fight
Every day should be a world anew
Being filled with love, laughter and delight
You’re in heaven now with no more pain
But there’s many more yet here to save
In all of humanity what’s more to gain
Than children in need of the love they crave
Who’s life will you change tomorrow
And will it be for better and good?
You’d understand my need for love to show
If today you were where I stood
You will be remembered and never alone
For every day I visit this place of peace
Like my child you will become my own
Through that love grief might gradually cease
I will see you tomorrow, Carla Gabrielle Ballesteros.
Copyright © Wade Greenlee | Year Posted 2019
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