Hole In My Heart

A child lost maybe forever,
Gone to another place,
A hole in my heart,
Not to be replaced.

At first by choice,
Later not for trying,
Frustration followed by sadness,
My heart starts grieving.

For a child lost,
That cannot be replaced,
Hurting for what might have been,
What my life may have been.

Years lost forever gone,
My heart yearns for that,
The future is brighter,
With my child back.

Wanting more than that,
A child I see growing,
Not to replace that lost,
But a new life growing.

Philippa Hope-Hornsey