Ode to a child dying

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tiny innocent
  for life 
    simply fighting,

parents sweating,
  crying blood,
trying to infuse
  life by touch,

tears awash,
  turmoiled lives, 
    revolve around
      visiting hours,

parents grasping
  at straw hopes,
cursing life, 
  cursing death,

looking to blame
  only themselves,
knowing this,
  they cannot
    themselves blame,

begging god,
  take me, 
let the little
  one live, 
    only silence, 

dripping seconds
  congeal into
    regretful days,

we plead, 
  heal quickly
    love awaits,

silently screaming
  making deals
    with destiny,
if this
  then i'll that
    no deal

frustration rises,
  pendulously swinging
    to sorrow...

tiny finders 
  grasp hope,

clinging love,
  imparting joy,
    waving goodbye,

bitter agony,
  souls rending, 
    plotted roses...

New Life
  slowly awakens, 
    virgin utopia

welcoming home
  tiny innocents,

celestial star, 
  newly discovered
    twinkling softly

alive forever
  in hearts    
    and heavens...