Touched By Adoption

So many lives,
So many hearts,
So many tears,
So many smiles.

One mother cries,
One mother smiles,
One mother's guilt,
One mother's joy.

A child lost,
A child gained,
A child missed,
A child loved.

So many emotions,
So many pains,
So many regrets,
so many disappointments.

One day the pain may go,
One day there may be joy,
One day there may be answers,
One day who knows what happens.

Philippa Hope-Hornsey