Baby Death Poem

We lost a little grandchild to S.I.D.S. When we received the call and rushed to our daughter's home, we found her sobbing as she rocked her little son who had left this world. I wrote this poem in remembrance of that night.

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On July 8, 2017, I lost my precious three month old granddaughter. She was at the sitter's and was found face down in the playpen. I received the call to rush to the hospital while my...

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Heaven's Rocking Chair

© more by Ron Tranmer

Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014 with permission of the Author.

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

Do they talk silly baby talk
to get a smile or two,
and sing the sleepy lullabies
I used to sing to you?

My heart is aching for you,
my angel child so dear.
You brought such joy into my life
the short time you were here.

I know you're in a happy place
and in God's loving care.
I dream each night I'm rocking you
in Heaven's rocking chair.


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  • Amber Murdock by Amber Murdock
  • 2 years ago

My sweet granddaughter of 3 months passed away yesterday. This poem says it perfectly. She had her very own song that she loved to hear. When I would walk in and she heard my voice, she would start looking for me. I had everyone singing her song to her. Saphy, Grams misses you so much her heart aches. I love you baby girl.

  • Ron Robins by Ron Robins
  • 3 years ago

Simply and elegantly beautiful. I can't imagine living through this horror. I felt every stabbing pain and loving affection this great poem meant to convey.

  • Cathy Onken by Cathy Onken
  • 3 years ago

As I am searching the internet to find poes to read at our grandson's memorial. This one really caught my attention. Our grandson was almost 3 months old when he passed away. We are still waiting for all of the test reports and autopsy report, but they believe he died from a very rare genetic disorder. It was so painful to watch him pass away in his parents' arms and to see the heart wrenching pain in our daughter's face along with her fiance. The one thing that has helped me with the pain is knowing that my mom was waiting for Baby Carter with open arms in a rocking chair at heaven's gate; as she so loved babies. Although this poem is for babies in rocking chairs, it also fits for great-grandmas rocking their little ones in heaven.

  • Shivani by Shivani
  • 4 years ago

I lost my sweet daughter 8 days after birth. Everybody told me she is alright in the hospital and you have to take care of yourself at home, but she never came back to me. I didn’t want to see her after her death, but today I’m feeling guilty. Why didn’t I want to see her? Why didn’t I want to hug her? I wanted to forget her, but still every second I remember her.

  • Gontse Diyala by Gontse Diyala
  • 5 years ago

On this day 3/27/2018, my husband and I had a baby girl. She was born at 26 weeks and survived only 3 months. It was so painful when I woke up in the morning finding her not breathing next to me. I asked myself what happened and why is this happening. I couldn't believe that she was no more ...I hope wherever she is, she is happy and enjoying her birthday as we are celebrating it today....

  • Lynda Sue Ryan Edwards by Lynda Sue Ryan Edwards
  • 6 years ago

Needed a poem to read at the graveside services for the 3 month old son of a young mother in the congregation, and this one was perfect!

  • Michelle Freeman by Michelle Freeman
  • 6 years ago

Thank you for writing this amazing poem. My husband and I lost our 1st son at 21 weeks. We had just found out that it was a boy. We were destroyed inside. I blamed myself for it because I had an incompetent cervix. Then God blessed us with another baby. We were scared of losing this baby too. I had my cervix stitched together. I started having inactive labor at 12 weeks until the day I lost our first son 7-16-08. I also had active labor until I had an emergency c-section on 7-24-09 with the second baby. He was also born early at 30 weeks. Your poetry has touched my family. Thank you for posting this poem. May God bless you and your family.

  • Dianne Miller by Dianne Miller
  • 6 years ago

On July 8, 2017, I lost my precious three month old granddaughter. She was at the sitter's and was found face down in the playpen. I received the call to rush to the hospital while my daughter and son-in-law arrived. It was the hardest thing to watch my daughter rocking her baby girl in that hospital and asking why, why, why? Losing a child is the most devastating thing anyone can go through. I had to watch my daughter suffer in her loss and not be able to help her or do anything. I feel like I suffered two deaths. Our lives will never be the same. We have to adjust to our NEW normal. God bless all the angels in heaven that are gone too soon! Rest in peace, Avery.

  • Rajkumar by Rajkumar, Tamilnadu/India
  • 8 years ago

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 mom and mom called me and said how will I say this to my daughter. This is life. Praying for my sister to overcome this incident and to bless her with another child soon. But even I die I will miss my niece. Let her be happy in heaven playing. Missing her badly. Love you,Love you and love you.

  • April by April, Indiana
  • 9 years ago

4 years ago today I came home to find my daughter dead in her room. She was 12, she committed suicide. It was ruled accidental. That day a part of me died. My sweet little girl was gone. I can never see her again. I'll never hear her laugh again. I'll never be able to make it right, to fix it. There's nothing I can do. That poem, although for a baby, speaks right to me. I made up lullabies when she was a baby and still at 12 would occasionally sing one to her. Are the angels singing to her? I don't know. But I know that losing a child no matter the age, is devastating. To the whole family, and close friends. They see you fall apart but no one, NO ONE can put you back together!!

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