He awoke to the sound of her crying,
sleep deprived he took her in his arms.
He whispered rhymes and promised he was trying,
but it was all in fain, a baby needed a mother.
He was exhausted and close to tears,
this is not how he’d expected his days to be.
Losing his little girl was the biggest of his fears,
and he didn’t know what to do.
And as she finally settled down and looked him in the eye,
he saw that he wasn’t alone.
Though he was a single father, his wife’s memory will never die,
all he’d have to do was look for her in his babies smile.