A Mother's Lament
I'd love to have held you in my arms
As a mother can only do.
I'd love to have pressed my face so close
And known the scent of you.
I'd love to have heard your crying;
I'd love to have seen your smile;
I'd love to have watched you sleeping
In my arms for just awhile.
I'd love to have heard your voice just once
To remember for all my lifetime.
I'd love to have seen your face so I
Could engrave it upon my mind.
But to God we'll all be called someday,
Be it soon, or be it late...
God must have looked down and seen you,
And God just couldn't wait.