There Is No Word

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They call a man a widower when he has lost his wife:
The woman is a widow when her man does lose his life.
And orphan is the word perhaps for most of us one day.
For it is normal losing Mom and Dad along the way.
But you can look both high and low and then look far and wide
And never find a word for one who's had a child who died.

So is it then so rare a find for lexicography?
And, like some unfound jungle plant, there's yet no name for me?
Or could it be a word that's just too difficult to choose,
and God forbid, a nightmare curse, too horrible to use?
So, at a loss to tell our loss, we call ourselves bereaved.
For there's no word to tell of pain that cannot be believed.