Grief Poem

Poem For Parent Who Has Lost A Child

I wrote a poem in response to a request from a mother who lost her child. Since then I have decided to share it with any parent out there who has lost a child. May this bring comfort to you

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Published: Jan 2012

Sometimes

Sometimes I catch a glimpse,
In softened waves of blue
My child, my heart …when I see a smile
I can't help but think of you

Sometimes these waves fill oceans.
And feelings string on every shore
A collections of each memory
And every way I wish for more

Sometimes I watch for answers
Because each day I call to you
I ask for faith and courage
And strength …to help me through

Sometimes I ask for bravery
Like dolphins in the deep
Because time moves oh so slowly
And some times the road is steep

Sometimes I want to scream
This was not what I had planned
Why you ever suffered
A mom can't understand

Sometimes I hear your laughter
And remember you at play
But My Child I always miss you
Not sometimes, but everyday

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  • by Trisha Dodge, British Columbia
  • 7/24/2014

It's been 25 years since my precious baby Brandon left this earth. Not a day goes by that I do not think of him. I love this poem, thank you for these words as I well up with tears. I miss him so very much he only was with us for a day and 11 hours, but a mother's grief does not know age. The pain I still feel inside is just as great as it was 25 years ago. Your words are comforting for my being. Thank you for sharing. My blessing goes out to all parents who have lost their baby, child, teen, adult son or daughter.

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  • by Farzana, Andhra Pradesh India
  • 6/25/2014

I lost my son Hyder Hussain 23 years old in an accident on his kinetic Honda. His widow is expecting a baby. He lived a married life for only 5 months. May his soul rest in peace. It is very hard to believe that he has passed away.

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  • by Edinburgh
  • 3/15/2014

I lost my son Shaun McKeown in a motorcycle accident in April 2012 I think of him every day. The pain in my body will not go away it is a physical pain and this is the first time I have told anyone. I long for him with all my being.

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  • by Anastasia Bradshaw
  • 1/18/2014

Our son Michael Wayne was 44 years old. On October 29, 2010 he got sick with a flu-like bacterial infection...on November 2, 2010 he entered His Mansion over the Hilltop. They did not know what caused it, found nothing even in testing and they called it a "perfect storm". He lives within our hearts to stay. He left with a smile upon his face and I know He was in the Presence of the Lord...one day we will see him again...until then, he lives in our golden memory forever...we shall go on singing...this poem reached deep within my spirit...thank you...<3

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  • by United States
  • 1/9/2014

I lost my baby girl. Her name was Addison I was a little over 5 months pregnant I was 16 and before I knew it I was in the hospital and them forcing me into labor to have my beautiful baby girl. I held her thinking what a beauty it was amazing but she was already gone. It kills me everyday that she is not here with me....

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  • by Carol, Taylors Falls, Mn
  • 8/6/2013

I very recently lost my 20 year old son in a cliff jumping accident on the river we live on..... This poem is helpful as I wander through this maze of emotions and try to deal with losing my wonderful boy.

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  • by Cindy S.
  • 8/2/2013

This is a truly a beautiful poem!! I lost my 22 year old boy and he also struggled with addiction. I don't think there's any way to truly convey what this pain feels like. It is just something that is completely debilitating, even 2 years later. The pain is excruciating and sometimes I just can't breath. Honestly I'm not sure what would have happened if I didn't have a 10 year old daughter who obviously needs her mom. I keep wondering if it will get easier, but it doesn't even seem possible. Reading these poems, beautiful as they are, makes me realize that there's so many of us going through the same pain. I'm truly sorry for what you are all going through.

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  • by Kim
  • Jun 2013

I too lost my oldest son at age 32 to Hodgkin's Disease which is a blood cancer. He fought hard for 15 months. Had only been married 6 months had a just turned 3 year old daughter a 8 year old step daughter and a 15 year old son. I watched him die slowly for a week and held his hand the night I knew he was going to go. I miss him every day of my life. Two months ago my 15 year old grandson died of a acute asthma attack and this is one thing a mother does not want in common with her daughter.

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  • by Pamela Farr
  • Feb 2013

I lost my son at 32 years of age but of course he is still my baby I miss him terribly. I love this poem.

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  • by Linda, Dumbarton UK
  • May 2012

Thank you so much for the lovely poem. I look at the sky every night to see the brightest star. I say it is my dear son Patrick who I lost very suddenly at the age of 27 years. Patrick was such a happy go lucky boy who struggled with drug addiction, Patrick was in rehab and was clean for 8 months and I thought this was it he looked great said he felt great and was happy .One Sunday on the 31st October 2010 I got a knock on the door with two police they asked to speak to me. Never for one second did I think anything was wrong with Patrick. They told me he had died. It's the worst day of my life I cannot get over it. I miss him more than words can say.

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