Baby Death Poems

Poems for Infant Loss

Death of a loved one is always a cause for mourning. However, when a baby dies, there is a sadness that goes beyond normal grief. We are programmed to expect that the old outlive the young. When a person who has lived a full life passes away, there is a sense that everything is as it should be. When a baby passes, who has not even has the chance to experience life, his death seems meaningless. If he was meant to die so soon why did he even come into the world?

Poetry for Sudden Infant Death or Baby Loss

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Losing A Baby Isn't Easy
  • By April Westlake
  • Published: July 2013
My Little Angel

I never got to hold you,
Or kiss your little head
Or watch you sleeping soundly,
All snuggled in your bed....

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Cole was a full-term baby. He died hours after birth. We held him for hours, passing him around. We knew he wouldn't live long, so we talked to him, telling him how much we loved him. After 4...

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Poem By Father Of Dead Baby
The Strength You Gave Me

They tell me it's amazing how I've stayed so strong,
but they don't see how I cry when I hear your song,
they see the smile on my face but miss the hurt in my eye,
I would rather seem rude than let them see me cry,...

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It's now been 4 years, and this poem has said it all. She also died 4 days to her 1st birthday. Thank you so much for penning this one. It has touched my heart and expressed my feelings. My...

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Death Of A Baby Poem
Empty Arms

Holding out these empty arms
Cursing my disillusionment
Why did I imagine it could be any other way
that I could have been content, dreams that's all it was,...

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This reminds me of what I have done for the past 4 years since my son passed March 16th and surviving 36 hours of a painful life. I was so happy for him when he was born and i thought he...

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Heaven's Rocking Chair

Are there rocking chairs in Heaven
where little babies go?
Do the angels hold you closely
and rock you to and fro? ...

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My younger sister gave birth to a baby girl and lost her within 18 hours, due to some breathing problem. She was amazing. You know the moment when doctor say that the child passed away to my...

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  • By Krista Nielsen
  • Published: July 2013
In Heaven On Your Birthday

Precious in your little frame, You danced into my heart.
And with the grace with which you came, With grace you did depart.
You held my finger in your hand, And with it held my soul.
I fell in love with those wide eyes, One kiss and I was whole. ...

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One day my little baby died at 1 day old. I was devastated, I cried every night and she was my first baby. I was so sad I still cry till this day and on May 15,2016 she will be 5 years old. ...

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Poem About Being Blessed By Son's Short Life
  • By Cara Veronica Doyle
  • Published: July 2011
Beautiful Boy - RIP Darling Adrian

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My darling Adrian,
My love and my joy
Can't believe it's today -
you're my birthday boy...

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I miss my brother, though I never got to meet him. He died just an hour after he was born. I miss him so bad. My family is all fighting back our tears.

Good Bye To My 4 Month Baby Cousin
  • By Cheyanne Ward
  • Published: October 2008
Good Bye

It's time to say goodbye
and we don't understand why
today is the day we lay
our little man to rest...

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My 4 month old cousin passed away almost 2 weeks ago to SIDS. He was the smiliest most angelic little boy I've ever had the pleasure of coming into contact with. This poem made me cry. Thank you

Poem About Baby With Birth Defect Anencephaly
  • By Lynsey
  • Published: March 2012
Addison

My arms are so empty to hold you just once
Even now I have not cried all my tears
I miss you so much that I can not express
The only regret, is that I did not love you as soon as I knew...

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I had a baby and lost her at 17 weeks and six days. It was a sad time as me and my husband had tried for a baby for a long time. I got to see her on scan and see her move. She had a serious...

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Poem On Death Of Baby Nephew
  • By Anjelica Zaez
  • Published: February 2006
A Little Angel

Never shall I forget the horrible smell of hospital.
The smell of the medicine, the smell of cafeteria.
The strong smell of the hospital.
Never shall I forget the pain we went through, the tears we cried, and the question.

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  • By Kathleen Clifton
  • Published: November 2009
I Loved You First

The first time I felt you inside of me I knew,
That I loved you with all my heart,
And as you did each day, each month
My love for you only grew....

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Two and half years ago I give birth to two little angels born at 28 weeks, sadly my first son Leruo Darren Mafela died five hours after his birth due to Porter's Syndrome. Today his brother...

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