A Song for Daniel, Stillborn by Jean Felice Eilbert (his mother)
When I held you in my arms that day Born so still, born anyway How was I to know to say goodbye? No one knew just what to do Except tell me I'd get over you As if forgetting makes it all untrue -- a lie
But I remember to remember I can't forget just to forget Your memories are a part of me Connecting me to what comes next.
And even after all this while I think of you, sometimes I smile Memories of my unknown child, fade slow. I've held you in my heart each day Life so short, life anyway Memories are meant to say hello.