I heard of a baby at church today
Whose mommy was told that he couldn’t stay
What was a short nap, turned into a long one
And so my mind the reel of her grief did run,
I wondered if you, baby boy mine,
Were hers for a day, and her greatest pain mine
If she wouldn’t choose to lay you down for a nap
But just to stroke your sweet head while you laid in lap
Would she hold you forever, baby boy mine,
As long as the clock knew how to keep time?
And if I were her, would the blue starlet sheets,
Never be touched, would my memory repeat,
Every fluff of your hair, every softest of sighs
Every laugh, every grin and each one of your cries?
I imagine her heart would still beat every day,
Because once in her heart, there forever you’d stay.
So I held you longer than normal this time,
And thanked God for each breath, baby boy mine.