A letter arrived the other day
From the parents of my donor
The pain in its penning twice mentioned.
Their mourning continues
At the loss of their son
So also their love remains strong.
With mortal existence cut short
A vital part of him lives on
His name was Shane.
Even in their pain his parents wish my happiness
A gift doubled in their charity
Such sacrifice inexpressible
My duty to them, to him
In each act of kindness I commit
May I shorten their mourning
Pain replaced by comfort
In time that they will again see
The beauty of the trees
The majesty of the clouds
And feel joy in the light of a new day.