Son Death Poem

Short Prayer Poem Of Comfort For A Child's Death

A short comforting prayer written in memory of a child's death. He has gone home to You.

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My son passed away 2 days ago. He was 30 years old. At 17, he dove off a boat dock and suffered a spinal cord injury. He was a high functioning quadriplegic. He never could find peace after...

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Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006 with permission of the Author.

Bless us Lord
As we pray.
You took our
Little boy home today.
Please let him know,
Please as we pray,
How much we
Loved him in every day.
We loved his laugh,
We loved his smile,
We loved his everything,
We loved our child.

Written by: Bobbie Ripple
Dedicated to my sister:
Tina Marie
In memory of her son Michael


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  • Dawn Oconnor by Dawn Oconnor
  • 3 years ago

My son passed away 2 days ago. He was 30 years old. At 17, he dove off a boat dock and suffered a spinal cord injury. He was a high functioning quadriplegic. He never could find peace after that. Kyle already had been diagnosed with bipolar as a young teen. So starting drugs almost didn't surprise us. At 23, he started heroin. He never got complete hold over his addiction. At this point he lived on his own but stopped taking care of his body. So much you need to do to live healthy while paralyzed. He suffered small wounds from being in his chair nonstop, never taking his meds correctly. Towards the end he would only talk to us about 1 time a week. Friday, he went to the ER with fever, body aches and his blood pressure so low. He went into septic shock. Was sent to ICU. Lots went wrong. We were called in at 5:30 next morning. They turned machines off a few hours later. His dad, sisters and I were with him til he passed. My only comfort is that we were with him at the end.

  • Stephanie M. Figueroa by Stephanie M. Figueroa
  • 7 years ago

Dear God, you took my sister, Dawn Denise Hardin, on the 19th of October. It's almost been 4 years. Please let what they say be true: only the good die young, and that she is safely in your arms and we will see each other again one day. Amen.

  • Stephanie M. Figueroa by Stephanie M. Figueroa
  • 7 years ago

Yes, it is correct. Thank you very much. I love and miss my little sister so much. I hope it reaches the heavens! Stephanie Figueroa

  • Rosalie Cushman by Rosalie Cushman, Grants Pass Oregon
  • 8 years ago

My handsome son, died in 2007. The person on the other end of the phone call said. "I have horrible news.
Mike is dead". He died of a heroin overdose. Just another junkie? No, he was my boy.

  • Tamara Kennedy by Tamara Kennedy
  • 5 years ago

I lost my 24-year-old son to a heroin overdose on August 11, 2018. He passed away in our home and his father and I found him. John was not just another junkie to us either. John had issues, but he was getting his life on track until he used heroin. The things he did were truly not him, but heroin tore our family apart and we are still healing. But I always knew that it was the drug and not John that drove him. I know he is in heaven and no longer suffering. He will always be my boy and will always be missed.

  • Stacy Henehan by Stacy Henehan
  • 7 years ago

I lost my 23 yr old Daughter Samantha 17 days ago, to a heroin overdose.The pain I'm enduring I know you can understand. It gets harder every day. I need to speak with someone that has been through this. I'm only living right now for my Son. If I didn't have him I would be with her. If you would be willing email me to talk I would greatly appreciate it. My life is forever changed.

  • Antje by Antje, Florida
  • 8 years ago

My beautiful daughter died two nights ago of a heroin overdose, the pain is indescribable, she was my firstborn, my angel and she does everything with a fierceness, including battling the demons that she carried and couldn't shake, we had hard times, but all I want is for her to hug me again. Hugs to you.

  • Melissa Rice by Melissa Rice, Buckley Wa
  • 9 years ago

We lost our son two years ago. Zachary Allen Rice. He was twenty three and my oldest of three boys. I was at work and got a phone call from my husband. We lost Zachary, that is all I heard. My whole life, my whole being changed. It was a motorcycle accident. Zachary was funny and so sweet. He took care of me. I cannot find a way to move on. I smile and even sometimes laugh but it is fake. Inside I want to die. I know I have to go on for my other boys, so I do. I miss his face and his laugh. I miss our talks we would always have. I am struggling everyday. I want him to be remembered for always. He loved hunting with his dad and brothers. We would camp and fish. He was a precious boy and I will love and miss him forever.

  • Beth Solomon by Beth Solomon, Bay City Michigan
  • 10 years ago

I lost my son Chad on July 13th 2012 at the age of 33. His room mate came home from work and found him on the living room floor. That day was when my heart broke in many pieces and I still can't forget that day seeing him with his arms crossed and gone. I didn't get to say good bye or that I loved him. He left me my one and only grandson that is a beautiful memory of him. But I hurt everyday and feel so empty. But I know he wouldn't want me to be sad everyday so I do my best to smile and cope each and everyday that comes.

  • Johanna Lynch by Johanna Lynch
  • 7 years ago

I just buried my son Christopher, Tuesday May 3rd 2016. He overdosed on heroin. He wasn't just a heroin addict, he was a son, loving brother, an awesome dad, he helped so many people!! He was a beautiful human being. The grief is horrific, I believe that the devil ( heroin) took us all to despair and God said " Enough"! And took him home. Not ready to talk too anyone, Please pray his 3 brothers and 2 sisters get through this! All 6 of my kids had an unbreakable bond. I hear he is at peace now, it just has to connect to my heart.

  • Los Banos by Los Banos, CA
  • 10 years ago

I lost my son on Nov. 15, 2012 through suicide, he was only 18 years old. No words can describe of how much we miss him. Everyday I see him around me. I pray someday the Lord will take this pain and replace it for joy. I know he's in a better place and I know his pain is over now, but his still my baby boy and I still miss him everyday.

  • Angela by Angela, Sawyerville
  • 11 years ago

My son Kion Taylor passed away October 15, 2011 a day I will never forget, he was 16 years old. I keep playing the conversation over in my head that we had that morning, and in his own way he told me goodbye but I just didn't understand at the time until he was gone. God let me knew that Kion was all right and he was HIS child by placing a picture on my cell phone of Kion going to the light with Jesus. This is my testimony I know that through it all God is good and HE cares about our every situation. Just continue to praise HIM through your storm.

  • Esperanza by Esperanza, Falfurrias
  • 12 years ago

I feel the same for the parents that have lost there loved ones. Because just 5 months ago I lost my son he was only 3 years old. My son passed away on October 28, 2011 I know that I still have 3 girls but it's not the same without my son because he my only son that I had. It's hard for me to let go of him because he was always with me and I fell to pieces because I can't see him anymore. It's hard for me because I was holding him in my arms when he died. It just broke my heart I miss him so much that nothing can be the same with my son. My prayers go out to others parents I know how it feels I thought I was going to go through this.

  • Panama City Beach Florida by Panama City Beach Florida
  • 12 years ago

My son passed away Jan 9 2012. He had just turned 26 on Christmas. The emptiness I feel is over whelming .I try to be strong but it is only a front. I never thought a heart could hurt this much and yet keep beating. I just need to know he is safe in Gods hands and someday we will be together again. I pray for all parents who have lost a child .

  • Natalie by Natalie, England
  • 12 years ago

Five weeks ago my beloved son Jamie my first born was killed in an accident. My world was turned upside down an the grief was at times nearly too much to bare. I didn't believe someone could hurt so much. I take each day as it comes, some days are worse than others. My heart is broken my Jamie was only 23 years old and the father of a wee beautiful girl Layla she is the image of her dad. What keeps me going is the thought that my boy is up in heaven with the angels. He was such a loving boy and would have helped anyone. I know he is still with me in my heart and I know I will see him again. He leaves behind his two sisters an wee brother. God rest his soul and keep him safe. And to everyone out there who has lost a child may god comfort you in his prayers as he does me and remember your child is always with you in your heart x

  • Sandra Kidd by Sandra Kidd, Kentucky
  • 13 years ago

As I read these poems I realize I am not the only one who hurts everyday. People tell me it gets easier with time but I still hurt I miss my sons giggles his smiles and his beautiful eyes. You see I had my son for 3 months and 5 days he was born 8/22/91 and died the morning before Thanksgiving on 11/27/91 It really makes it hard to celebrate the holidays. but I push myself and at times I hide away from everyone and cry, my son Andy would have been 20 this year and all I can do is put something on his grave instead of giving him car keys I have to give him flowers or toys to me he is still my baby. I really feel for those who have lost a child my son passed to SID'S but now we find I have a genetic heart condition that could have been the cause and it hurts so much more to think my health has took my baby boy. I keep everyone in my prayers that has lost a child and that you never forget their smile, there voice or their smell.

  • Nigel Smith by Nigel Smith
  • 13 years ago

My son, Justin Smith, passed away July 25, 2010, he was only 10 years old, we miss him so much.

  • Jolene Miller by Jolene Miller
  • 13 years ago

On Mothers Day May 9th 2010 the Lord took my son Zachary Lee Miller home. Zachary had just celebrated his 21st Birthday. I was blessed as everyone that knew him to have had him in our lives. There was no such thing as a stranger to Zach, he made friends with all. Zach had the biggest heart and kind soul. Words can't express how deep that precious boy touched all of us. April 30th 1989-May 9th 2010

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