He caused life

Let’s not try to find

meaning or reasons,

or give ourselves over

to that ‘there is a purpose

in it all’ religious crap.


Let’s not lie and find

false comfort in fanciful

explanations and cheap

consolations that offer

nothing in the end at all.


This young boy died and there

is no one to blame, and no

fingers to point, for he lies

still now and so let us hold each

other in tears and say that we

had him once and he brought joy

and he caused life, and we

are grateful for his stay, however

short it was upon this planet

where the morning sun does rise.