Holding hands outside the café,
Perfect you would think to yourself,
Yet for a fleeting moment there is a look in one of their eyes
Which screams, that the end has arrived.
The woman walks the long street, watching and smiling at
The babies in their prams, and the mothers and fathers,
Smile back wondering what the woman wants.
What the woman wants - is to know, that had her child lived
What she would have been doing today.
The vicar sits by the window of the church, looking out to the world
That he has tried to save for nearly forty years,
He slips down another whisky, and another but nothing
Can warm his soul the way that God has done in the past,
That was, until he stopped believing.
The little boy stands outside the house where his father has moved,
This is the place where that woman lives, the one who destroyed the family
According to his mother.
And all around the houses, and streets, and villages, and towns, and cities,
They are all singing the same hymn:
“No one gets it easy any more”.
bobby stevenson 2017