Poems

“A Child of Mine”

I’ll lend you for a little while
A child of mine, God said
For you to love the while she lives
And mourn for when she’s dead

It may be six or seven years,
Or forty-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 a solace for your grief

I cannot promise she will stay
For all from earth returns
But there are lessons taught below
I want this child to learn.

I’ve looked the whole world over
In my search for teachers true
And from all beings that crowd life’s land
I have chosen you

Now, will you give her all your love
Nor think the labor vain.
Nor hate me when I come to take
This lent child back again

I fancied that I heard you say
“Dear Lord, Your will be done.
For all the joys Your child will bring
The risk of grief we’ll run
We will shelter her with tenderness
We’ll love her while we may –
And for the happiness we have now know
Forever grateful stay.”

“Heaven’s Prayer”

A meeting was held quite far from Earth.
“it’s time again for another birth.”
Said the angels to the Lord above.
“This special child will need much love.”

Her progress may seem very slow,
Accomplishments she may not show.
And she’ll require extra care
From the folks she meets way down there.

In many ways she’ll have to fight strong
But with much love she will belong.
So let’s be careful where she’s sent,
We want her life to be content.

Please Lord find parents who
Will do a special job for you.
They may not realize right away
The leading role they’re asked to play.

But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild
In Heaven’s very special child.

Part of Me…
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday and the day before that too.
I think of you in silence. I often say your name.
But all I have are memories and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping. I have you in my heart.
I shed tears for what might have been. A million times I’ve cried.
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly. In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place, no one can ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn’t go alone.
For part of me went with you, the day God took you home.

-Author unknown

Not Like You by Sheri Hess (*with editing)
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.
You brush her soft curly hair,
and tie pretty pink bows just right.
A lock of her hair is tucked neatly in a book
You pick daisies and tie them in a chain
to wear around her neck
I cut lilacs and arrange them in a vase to set at her grave.
You look forward to dreams and plans.
I hold on to memories.
I am a mother, though not like you.

I Asked God…..
I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong
I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve
I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brain to work
I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome
I asked for patience God placed me in situations
where I was forced to wait
I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help
I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities
I received nothing I wanted I received everything I needed
My Prayer Has Been Answered…

My Child’s Name Author Unknown

Go ahead and mention my child,
The one that died, you know.
Don’t worry about hurting me further.
The depth of my pain doesn’t show.
Don’t worry about making me cry.
I’m already crying inside.
Help me to heal by releasing the tears that I try to hide.
I’m hurt when you just keep silent, pretending he didn’t exist.
I’d rather you mention my child,
Knowing that he has been missed.
You asked me how I was doing,
I say “pretty good” or “fine.”
But healing is something ongoing.
I feel it will take a lifetime.

Heartstrings By Judi Walker

A mother’s love knows no bounds,
No stronger bond can be found,
Mother and child are connected from the start,
There is a string from heart to heart.

Nothing can break this heartstring,
No matter what the future may bring,
A mother loves her child forever,
The heartstrings hold them together.

It is a love of the sweetest kind,
There is nothing more beautiful you will ever find,
And even death cannot break this bond,
It knows no earthly ties, it is here and beyond.

We are connected to our children forever by this love,
Even when God calls them to this home above,
Nothing can change this love, not time, nor words or even
Death bitter sting,
We are connected forever by the “HEARTSTRINGS”


Tired Posted by Franchesca Cox

Sometimes I am tired…

of being the mother to a dead child
of not knowing who she was
of knowing I did not get to blissfully enjoy my pregnancy with her
of the memories being painful
of her memory fading
of the sunshine being bittersweet
of hurting when I daily realize the things I’ll never get to experience with her
of being uncomfortable around infant baby girls
of feeling like I have moved on too quickly
of replaying the day she died as if it will change anything
of searching for answers when there are none
of having a dead child instead of a happy, healthy baby girl
of trying to remember her with temporal things that will never replace her
of crying
of feeling like my efforts to remember her short life will never do her justice
of realizing the increasing permanence of this loss
of being sad when I am alone and left to my thoughts
of not being a normal mother
of feeling like God could have saved her
of being a mother with no baby to carry
of feeling guilt over her death
of baby things not being happy things
of this reality that has been handed to me

of holding on to Heaven’s hope, but then I realize that’s all I have left

sometimes I am just tired.

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