Grief Poem

Death Of A Baby Grandson

Matthew was born July 12,2008..a beautiful 10 baby boy... he passed on July 28...with us for only 16 days...my heart will never heal....

Ode To Matthew

© Joe Chow
Matthew...

Have I not seen you a thousand-thousand times?

Among every movie, picture, and greeting card, have I not stared into your eyes?

Did I not spend every waking hour and every sleepless night mentally creating that which I should deem more than perfect?

Now, seeing your tiny fingers and little toes, your turned up nose and pouty mouth...will I not cherish such a vision?

Are you not the object dreams are made of?

Surely finite spaces shall never hold thee...certainly every dream, of every child, is merely a smattering of what you were to be...

Shall my heart ever stop breaking knowing that you will never be completely mine...

And yet...had I never seen you...how much more empty my life shall have been...xo grandpa



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Published: Apr 2009

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  • Such an emotional and touching expression for the loss of a grandchild. My sympathy and compassion to all the family.

    Beth Reardon Submitted Jul 2009
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