Do you know the pain
Of an empty crib
With a rattle that never shakes
And a cry that never was heard?
Can you feel the tug of a
A kick that was not birthed
And now lies in the earth
Can you bear the weight
Of an unborn womb that was filled
But now the wind blows through?
Will that uncried wail
Wake you at night?
And will your breast reach
For a mouth that will never suck?
It will be like the wind in the trees
Unheard, yet whipping
The twigs of your heartstrings
Leaving a wake unseen to all
Except to you.
The rattle in the crib is stilled
Hush and taste the tears