No Love for Me? Newborn Orphan's Prayer
I am fully awake lying here cold trembling and all alone. I thought that someone would notice me, but everyone is gone. Where did they go? It appeared that two people came and picked up everyone else and they got a hug and a kiss, but I’m here all alone. Would someone tell me what did I miss?
Soon I realized, and it was clear to see that no one was going to kiss me or even give me a name, I quickly learned at one-day-old things would not be the same, for me as others born on this very same day. If I had anything to do with it, I would have thrown it all away. I mean I would have avoided all the torture on this very special day if I only had a voice to say NO, I do not want to play!
Nevertheless, for hours I waited and anticipated that maybe things would change. I looked across the room and something looked very strange. I was shocked to see another baby just like me crying very loud and no one seemed to care. Later, I found that there were two of us that had no family there.
I looked and him, and he looked at me and I felt exactly what neither of us could say, but we talked for hours without a sound on this most infamous birthday! I understood that very first day that things would be difficult for me, and it was plain to see, on that very first birthday there would be no love for me!