Hello, Old Friend, Oh, yes, you know I lost my child a while ago. No, no please Donít look away And change the subject Itís ok. You see, at first I couldnít feel, It took so long, but now itís real. I hurt so much inside you see I need to talk, Come sit with me? You see, I was numb for so very long, And people said, ďMy, she is so strong.Ē They did not know I couldnít feel, My broken heart made all unreal. But then one day, as I awoke I clutched my chest, began to choke, Such a scream, such a wail, Broke from meÖ My child! My child! The horror of reality. But everyone has moved on, you see, everyone except for me. Now, when I need friends most of all, Between us there now stands a wall. My pain is more than they can bear, When I mention my child, I see their blank stare. ďBut I thought you were over it,Ē Their eyes seem to say, No, no, I canít listen to this, not today. So I smile and pretend, and say, ďOh, Iím okĒ. But inside I am crying, as I turn away. And so my old friend, I shall paint on a smile, As I have from the start, You never knowing all the while, All Iíve just said to you in my heart.