For those who lost parents to COVID-19
You brought me into this world,
And you raised me up strong.
I thought we had more time,
But I know now I was wrong.
If I could see you one more time,
See your much-loved face.
If only I could tell you thanks
And feel your sweet embrace.
Did you know how much I love you
Before you had to pass?
If we only had more time,
I wouldn't have to ask.
Why did I have to wait?
You're gone, and it's too late.
I worry about you not knowing,
And my tears will not stop flowing.
Death snatched you away,
And I must bear my shame.
I can say I love you in my heart,
But it's just not the same.
--Yaisa M., 3rd-6th Grade