Sympathy Poem

This poem was inspired by the untimely death of a young family member. I wrote this poem for the parents of this child because it was the anniversary of his death and I was thinking of them and my emotions came out in these words. I hope this poem will bring some comfort for those who have lost a child.

A Child Never Forgotten

© Carolyn Autiello
our heart was broken
without a warning no words spoken
you were taken away
someone said you could not stay

empty and lonely is what we are
we lost a precious shining star
our family torn apart
your world began with a promising start

life is unfair
this difficult cross we must bear
strength and courage we will find
our special child always in our mind

a place in heaven is where you sit
looking at that star you lit
in our thoughts forever you will be
never knowing why someone set you free

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Published: Jun 2012

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  • My cousin lost a grandchild and the parent failed to explain the cause of death. The only explanation is that the child went out through a gate to the street and when she came back she was vomiting and had a running stomach. The child is 1 year 2 months. What puzzled me is that after 4 hours of that they failed to take the child to the clinic or doctor. They also said she vomited a green piece of something and they cannot say what was it. Her death leaves much questions, this will stay with us for ever. The poem touched me on those basis

    Thembi Submitted Apr 2013
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