I Know I'm No Replacement for a Child

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I know I'm no replacement for a child.
That's a loss I know I can't make whole.
But I would be the sun that on you smiled,

A bit of brightness that your heart beguiled
And burned away the sadness in your soul.
I know I'm no replacement for a child,

Nor could you by my love be reconciled
To what both time and chance from your womb stole.
But I would be the sun that on you smiled,

Or gentle wind that made your winter mild,
Warm enough to meliorate the cold.
I know I'm no replacement for a child.

There is no way that one could fill the wild
Emptiness your phantom arms enfold.
But I would be the sun that on you smiled,

That lighted up the world that death defiled
And gleamed across the bell that in you tolled.
I know I'm no replacement for a child.
But I would be the sun that on you smiled.

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