For a child

We'll bend the rules

We'll go the extra mile.

For a child

We'll be outraged

Argue over the phone.

For a child

We'll pray harder

We won't laugh.

For a child

We'll dig deeper

We'll keep tabs.

For a child

We will care

Remember our humanity.

Feel tears starting

For a child

We'll fear dreams

Because he's just a child

Now he's just an orphan.

And now he's just dead.