You were alone; we never came
To hold your hand, to ease your pain
It was your time – too early come
Taken from us – what have they done?
All alone, left to die
No one there to hear you cry
The pain burns deep, the anger raw
You were in distress; how could they ignore?
From strength to frailty in just a few days
Vulnerable, confused, all alone
No friendly face to calm your fears
Sorry, dad, if only we had known
Now you are gone, it’s hard to bear
Sorrow and pain because they just didn’t care
How cruel is life for you to suffer so!
But your journey is not yet over,
Until we have justice, dad, I bid you adieu
@ Cathy Parnham 2016