Poems for the loss of a Child
The Master Gardener from Heaven above
Planted a seed in his garden of love.
From there it grew, a flower bud small
That never had time to open at all.
When you lose a parent, you lose your past.
When you lose a spouse, you lose your present…
But when you lose a child, you lose your future.
A wife who loses her husband is called a widow.
A husband who loses his wife is called a widower.
A child who loses their parents is called an orphan.
But there is no word for a parent who loses a child…
That’s how awful the loss is.
If tears could build a stairway
And memories make a lane,
We would walk right up to Heaven
To bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say Good-bye.
You were gone before we new it.
And only God knows why.
Our hearts, they ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.
You are with the Angels
High in your heavenly home,
We would have held you closer,
If we had only known.
‘God came for you in silence;
So swift was your depart
He holds you now eternally,
We hold you in our heart’
Letter to Mum and Dad
Please do not feel guilty
It was just my time to go.
I know that you are feeling sad,
And the tears just seem to flow.
I don’t want you to keep crying
You are shedding so many tears.
We all come to earth for a lifetime,
But for some it’s not many years.
I haven’t really left you
Even though it may seem so.
I have just gone to my heavenly home,
And I’m closer than you know.
I know you long to see me,
But there’s nothing I can do.
Just believe me when I say this,
‘I’m right there next to you.’
I’ll send you little messages
So please try and understand,
For when your time is ready,
I’ll be there to take your hand.
My silent child
our precious baby,
Close to my heart
I’ll keep you with me.
An important job
God has for you,
There is love to give,
and work to do.
He needs an angel
strong but small,
To shine light on many
and give love to all.
Before you go
I give you this,
half my heart
and one last kiss.
We’ll miss you dearly
that we know,
But by God you were
So to heaven, you must go.
God, I know you gave your precious Son
To give us life with You.
But we didn’t want our son to leave,
Cause he was precious too.
We all are special in your eyes
And all to you return.
We know our son will not come back,
And for this our hearts still yearn.
Our time on earth is for learning,
And when our lessons are through,
Our Lord will choose the time we leave,
And we come back to you.
Our precious son is with you,
And there will be a day,
That we too will leave this earth,
And you will light our way.
His arms will be wide open,
And the wait will be worthwhile,
When we see again our precious son,
And the splendour of his smile.
Child of My Heart
Not flesh of my flesh,
not bone of my bone,
yet still very much my own.
for one single minute
that you grew not under my heart,
but in it.