Words of Sympathy for Parents Who Have Lost a Child
Dora by Thomas Edward Brown
She knelt upon her brother's grave, My little girl of six years old—
Death of a Child by Sandy Eakle
Sorry I didn't get to stay. To laugh and run and play. To be there by your side. I'm sorry that I had to die.
Are You There? by Diane Robertson
Misty breeze wraps about my shoulders, thinly clad. I shiver not, despite the coolness on my skin. Comfort, I now feel. Is it you my precious Angel?
Inner Tempest Stilled by Beenie Legato
Sometimes I sense a little flutter. Like a shadow swiftly slipping by. Or I hear a silent, gentle murmur. Like a soft whisper from out the sky.
To All Parents by Edgar Guest
"I'll lend you for a little time a child of mine," He said. "For you to love the while he lives and mourn when he is dead, "It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three, "But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
My Beloved Katie by Linda P. Stauffer
Each day I wake up from a terrible dream, Only to find the world has changed. I go to your room; your things are still there, Your dolls, your medals and your favorite bear.
My Memories by Jessica L. Gray
It seems as if yesterday, you held out your hand, for a walk in the park, a play in the sand, I know it was just last night, I tucked you in bed, saying our prayers
Sixty-Five Roses by John Faucett
Upon learning that my four-year-old son, Richard, has cystic fibrosis, I was in shock, then I mourned. Finally I became furious and fought back. Franticly every night I would call everywhere, Looking for help; there was none.
To Mommy From Heaven by Sandra L. Garman
Mommy, don't cry, 'cause God is holding my hand and telling me everything is OK. Mommy, God said that I will never want for anything and I will still feel your love all the way up here.
Entertaining an Angel Unawares by Sherry Sharon
Oh the joy we knew the day your were born, A bouncing 8 lb 2 oz boy held in our loving arms.
She Crouched There on the Floor by Unknown
The mall was over crowded, shoppers rushed from store to store. Nobody paid attention, as, she crouched there on the floor.
Healing Tears by Pat Andrus
Do you wonder if the tears will ever stop? They steadily fall, unpredictably and unexpectedly. Like spring floods, these human raindrops pool into streams then seemingly flow into rivers. Like spring showers, they pop up, beat us down for a time, then just as suddenly, they dry up.
Hugs From Heaven by Charlotte Anselmo
When you feel a gentle breeze, Caress you when you sigh, It's a hug sent from Heaven, From a loved one way up high.
Losing a Piece of Me by Tammie Thompson
Imagine someone has opened your chest with clawed hands, grabbed your heart in a crushing grip and torn it from your body. But you do not die. You remain alive, in agony.
God's Little "Heart" Messenger by Pat Woodward
He came to us as a tiny babe, Our Joshua was such a blessing. He looked so perfect from head to toe, You'd think that nothing was missing.
To My Little One by Ethel Romig Fuller
I, your guiding star? Ah, no. You, the light by which I go - The candle with the bright, small wick, Whereof I am the candlestick.
Jason's Gift by Sandy Goodman
When you left, You took the cool breeze of summer with you. Rainbows paled, Smiles became grimaces, And the air I sucked into my aching soul was fetid and thick.
Letter to Mom by Joy Curnutt
Mom, please don’t feel guilty, It was just my time to go. I see you are still feeling sad, And the tears just seem to flow.
A Peek Inside by Mark Miller
I am in a dark place. I look to escape, But unseen walls contain me. I hear a little boy crying, But I cannot find him, I cannot help him.
Our Little Secret by Mark Miller
In a secluded place, In this world or another, Timmy and I whisper, Just one to the other.
Poem for Cole by Cole's Nana
You came into my world silently, though I knew you before, I lifted you up into the shelter of my arms, And wrapped you up in my heart...
God, Take This Child.... by Nancy Scott
Sweet child whom we never really got to know, It’s hard for us to let you go. We waited and we wanted you. We had so many dreams for you.
Stillborn by Leonard Clark
I carried you in hope, the long nine months of my term, remembered that close hour when we made you, often felt you kick and move...
I Wonder by Mary Rose
Did she look like you, or did she look like me? Coal black hair, blue syues.
My Lost Child by Ezra Perlmuter
It all started out so naturally, Yes this was my second pregnancy, Finally I passed the first trimester, Thinking about names like Larry or Lester
Or if it is a girl as I anticipate, Names like Kathy, Kerry or even Kate...
Do Babies Grow Up in Heaven? by Unknown
Will I know my baby when we meet again? Will he have grown up, not be the infant that died in my arms? Will I recognize him, be able to find him among so many others? Or will he be a stranger to me, not knowing who I am, or me knowing him?
Just Those Few Weeks by Susan Erlin
For those few weeks - I had you to myself. And that seems too short of time, To be changed so profoundly.
Not Like You by Sheri Hess
I am a mother, though not like you. You cradle your sweet baby in your arms, Mine are empty, but I hold him in my heart.
A Light For Her by Unknown
Pain and suffering is to its end in this child's life, We shall not weep for this child, for she is now in a place of beauty, Where there is no war, no hate, and no death...