“Precious Little Boy”

Precious little boy
Your journey now is done
Heartbroken parents you leave
To face each setting sun.
Short were the weeks they had you
And then they found you cold
Their days will be long and dreary
But you will not grow old.

The hopes and promises you brought
Now dashed and shattered about
They are numb and they are angry
Of that I have no doubt.
I am sure that they planned and dreamed
Of how your life would be ~
The sports you’d play, the cars you’d drive
And the presents ‘neath the Christmas tree.

Precious little boy
What agony they now must feel
With broken hearts and empty arms
And eyes all grey like steel.
They were parents of a son ~
Although the time was brief.
Be their Guardian Angel
And help them with their grief.

Precious little boy
Your whole family is lost
Their sea is rough and windswept
Their little boat is tossed.
Know that you were loved indeed
And cherished from the start
That you will always live for them
In the seasons of their hearts.

© Linda J. Vaughan


2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

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