(recited by Richard's Dad, Lloyd on 10/25/98)
go ahead and mention our child, the one that died, you
Don't worry about hurting us further, the depth of our
pain doesn't show.
Don't worry about making us cry, we're already crying
Help us to heal by releasing the tears that we're trying
We're hurt when you just keep silent, pretending he didn't
We'd rather you'd mention our child, knowing that he has
You ask us how we're doing; we say "Pretty Good" or "Fine"
But healing is something ongoing; we feel it will take us