Infant Loss Poetry Great for Consoling the Bereaved.
Infant Loss Poetry – A loved one’s death is often a cause for mourning. However, there is a sorrow that goes beyond natural grief when a baby dies. We’re programmed to expect the young to outlive the aged.
There is a feeling when a person who has lived a full life passes away that all is as it should be. When a kid who doesn’t even have the opportunity to experience life passes by, his death appears pointless. Why did he even come into the world if he was expected to die too soon?
1. To a Baby who was Never Born
A life inside me, a love so strong.
She died inside me, but the love lives on.
It broke my heart for her to go.
I love her, I need her like she’ll never know.
I never held her, or heard her cry,
And I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.
I never dressed her in tiny clothes,
Or saw her smile as I tickled her toes.
I cry for her in the night.
It hurts so much, and no one can make it right.
by Amy Douglas
2. My Child
Little ears and nose
So precious, so innocent
not yet knowing what life holds
Much to learn, much to see
much to hear, much to feel
no hate, no malice
no prejudice, no deception
Two weeks from today
would have been the day
Two weeks from today
a joyous birthday
by Tenesia Stevenson
3. Sweet Baby Girl
Sweet Baby girl in heaven above,
God sent you to us with much love,
Not knowing what pain it would cause.
I deal with it just because.
The few moments I had you in my arms,
Will last me til the end of time,
Til I see and know you were really mine.
All my love I send to you,
In hopes you wont be blue.
Oh my sweet angel,
Look down on me,
Take this pain and set me free.
I long to see you in the future,
To hold you and kiss you,
And show you I really missed you.
by Anna M. Lewis
4. Our Baby
An empty space where life once stirred
My eyes were not yet seeing
Where once my heartbeat shared a tone
with a small and fragile being
So scarcely formed yet still a life
A dream, a hope, a promise
Our plans were changed to now include
This new life thrust upon us
Then just as quickly as it came
Our dreams were gone away
The deepest pain I’ve ever felt
Our baby died today
With footprints left upon our hearts
She gently took her leave
We’re left with nothing but regret
And only time to grieve
by Teri M. Stuckmann
5. Josie’s Angel
Now your an angel, even before you were born.
I know your in heaven, but my heart is torn.
I had only four months, to celebrate your life.
The wonder of what you may have been,
How I never got to hold you tight.
When they told me your heart had stopped,
I wanted to go with you.
But I knew I had to be strong, and hold on.
For god has taken my angel to a place far beyond.
6. My Little Angel
I felt your presence there inside of me,
nestled soft and warm;
Sweet scent of baby’s breath,
precious words left unadorned.
I saw your tiny heartbeat,
then I knew that you were fine;
A perfect baby we created,
one that would be mine.
Then that tragic day it came
there was nothing I could do,
Only wait and hope
for the precious life of you.
7. I’ll Hold you in Heaven
From the very beginning I loved you,
As I made plans to hold you and rock you:
You were tiny and helpless as you lay in my womb,
But something went wrong and soon you were gone;
My young heart was broken, my tears fell like rain,
I’d never known such heartache and pain.
I wonder who you look like, me or your dad,
Do you have my smile and his eyes?
Would you have been big and tall or tiny and small?
We had dreams for you that reached to the skies.
It was long, long ago and I still miss you so,
Thanks to Jesus, I’ll see you in heaven.
by Jo Ann Taylor
I’ll never get to see your precious face;
or whisper words to make you feel safe
I’ll never get to hold you tight
when you can’t sleep at night
I’ll never get to sing to you a sweet lullaby,
to calm you down when you cry
I’ll never get to fall asleep with you in my arms,
all bundled in a blanket to keep you warm
I’ll never get to hear you laugh and giggle.
or see you little toes wiggle
There are many things I will never get to do,
but the hardest is not being with you.
by K. Fugleberg
9.Love in Every Tear
O precious, tiny, sweet little one
You will always be to me.
So perfect, pure, and innocent
Just as you were meant to be.
We dreamed of you and of your life
And all that it would be.
We waited and longed for you to come.
And join our family.
We never had the chance to play,
To laugh, to rock, to wiggle.
We long to hold you, touch you now
And listen to you giggle.
I’ll always be your mother,
He’ll always be your dad.
You will always be our child,
The child that we had.
But now you’re gone…but yet you’re here
We’ll sense you everywhere.
You are our sorrow and our joy,
There’s love in every tear.
Just know our love goes deep and strong
We’ll forget you never
The child we had, but never had
And yet will have forever!
by Unknown Author
10. Family Chain
We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.
Your fingerprints are on my heart.
Fingerprints that teach me about caring.
Fingerprints that teach me about love.
Fingerprints that teach me about courage.
Fingerprints that teach me about hope.
Fingerprints that bring me closer to my loved ones.
Fingerprints that bring me closer to myself.
In the time I cared for you my whole life changed
never to be the same again.
All this from tiny fingerprints that touch my heart.
You will live in my heart forever – never to be forgotten.
I will always love you.
You are my child.
by Tom Krause
12. Heaven’s Rocking Chair
Are there rocking chairs in Heaven
where little babies go?
Do the angels hold you closely
and rock you to and fro?
Do they talk silly baby talk
to get a smile or two,
and sing the sleepy lullabies
I used to sing to you?
My heart is aching for you,
my angel child so dear.
You brought such joy into my life,
the short time you were here.
I know you’re in a happy place,
and in God’s loving care.
I dream each night I’m rocking you
in Heaven’s rocking chair.
by Ron Tranmer
13. I’ll Lend you a Child
I will lend you, for a little time,
A child of mine, he said.
For you to love the while she lives,
And mourn for when she’s dead.
It may be six or seven years,
Or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call her back,
Take care of her for Me?
She’ll bring her charms to gladden you,
And should her stay be brief.
You’ll have her lovely memories,
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there,
I want this child to learn.
by Edgar Guest
14. A Bud That Never Bloomed
My dear little baby,
That once inside me grew,
I’m so unbearably saddened that,
I’ll never get to meet you.
I will never be able to
Watch you sprout and grow,
and bloom into the person
That I wanted so much to know.
So, for now, I’ll tend your memory,
Water it with tenderness, feed it with love,
And one day I’ll see you blossom
When we meet in Heaven above.
by Unknown Author
15. The Strength You Gave Me
They tell me it’s amazing how I’ve stayed so strong,
but they don’t see how I cry when I hear your song.
They see the smile on my face but miss the hurt in my eye.
I would rather seem rude than let them see me cry.
I put on this front as I don’t want the world to see
the pain and sorrow so deep inside me.
I don’t act this way ’cause I’m ashamed to feel the way I do.
I act this way in honour of you,
because although I hurt right now and my heart is broken,
I can’t help but feel pride and love when your name is spoken.
My strength comes from the love you gave to me,
and it’s that strength I want the world to see.
I will always love and miss you;
that I will never hide,
and when people ask me about my daughter,
they will always see my pride.
by Daniel Kerr
Infant Loss Poetry – For any couple, a miscarriage is a horrible ordeal to go through. It can be hard to keep up with emotional trauma and you might think you are spiraling out of control.
Make sure you have family and friends all around you to support you through this tough time and try to read some of our mom’s and dad’s miscarriage poetry, which could comfort you a little bit.