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

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Published: June 2014

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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  • by Lynda Sue Ryan Edwards
  • 10 months 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!

  • by Michelle Freeman
  • 1 year 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.

  • by Dianne Miller
  • 1 year 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.

  • by Rajkumar, Tamilnadu/India
  • 2 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.

  • by April, Indiana
  • 3 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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