Monthly Archives: September 2014

My Arms & Lap Are Empty

My arms and lap are empty, I didn’t want to let you go
I took you to the hospital, I wish that I had known
Yesterday was your last morning to wake me with a cry
I would have held you tighter, we would have spent more time
At the hospital I held you one last time, I kissed your downy head
And now I’m home without you staring at your bed

Ducky’s in the bathtub
Boppy’s on the couch
The stuffed animals ask me where you are,
of this I have no doubt
You have gone to heaven

You’re bouncing on God’s knee,

And all I can think is how I wish that you’d have taken me.