Baby Death Poem

This poem was writen for my son William. Although the rest of the world only got to hold him for 13 short days, he will be held in my heart forever.

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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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I Loved You First


Published: November 2009

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.

The first time I saw you, I just couldn't wait
To hold and kiss you all over your face.
Daddy was there, so excited and proud.
When he cut your cord, I thought he would faint.

They were there from the start, your Nanna and Gram.
They just wouldn't leave our side.
They were there to shower you with love,
Like only a grandmother can.

The waiting room was full the moment they got word
On that day that you came into our lives.
And we filled them again, while we prayed for the Lord,
But this time it's like no one has heard.

Now the pain that we feel inside is the worst,
but we treasure the short time that we had.
Though many have loved you in your short little life,
I'm lucky cause I loved you first.


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  • Mamodupi South Africa by Mamodupi South Africa
  • 8 years ago

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 is 2y/7m old he's a happy and healthy boy, I'm grateful that his life was spared but at times when I look at him I get overwhelmed with grief, I can't help but wonder what life would have been like with the two of them playing side by side. When I was informed of my son's passing I was too scared to hold him because my partner had told me that the doctors had told him that the baby was deformed and that he should prepare me so that I don't get shocked by his appearance, after the nurses and my partner convinced me I eventually had the courage to hold my boy, what a beautiful boy he was, the love I felt was unimaginable, his skin so soft and his imperfections were so perfect.
I still find myself crying when I think of him. Some days are better than others, I know that my angel is at peace

  • Nellie by Nellie
  • 8 years ago

I have give birth to a little baby girl Brittany. She was 2 pounds and 7 oz. She was 14' long. She was born on May the 14 of 1991. She was born without a brain. She lived for 3 weeks and 1 day. When I was able to hold her for the first timce I didn't want to let her go. On June 5 1991 she looked up at me with those blue eyes and I told her I will always love her until the day I died. Just in that min she looked at me and passed away. It has been 20 years now and I still think about her. When your birthday comes around I will sit and cry all day. I will not see her grow in to a pretty lady. I missed her first word her first step. I'm am 37 now and still miss my little angel... I know she is looking down on me everyday. But it's not the same not having her with me where I can hold her and tell her I love her. I will never let her go. She will be in my heart and soul. It's so hard to let one of your kids go. I know she with God. But I want her too.... Mom loves you Brittany Diane nation...

  • Ky by Ky
  • 9 years ago

This poem is great.. I'm glad that someone can actually put into words the way that so many people around the world feel. I still replay the day my 3 month, 18 day old son passed away.. He passed on January 11, 2012 on my oldest sons 4th birthday.. I never imagined that anything remotely this terrifying would have ever happened to me.. I thank God for the strength he gave us to make it through the first few months.. I will never forget you my sweet baby boy.. Mommy will hold you again someday. Rest in peace Brayson Achilles Sebastian.. I will always love you with all my heart..

  • Chelsea Barns by Chelsea Barns
  • 9 years ago

This morning at 2 am my son passed away. He was 8 minutes away from being 24 hours old. I miss him so much! He was my world! and now here I sit waiting for a plane to board to run from the pain. I miss him so much, I cant believe he's gone. There will always be a place for him in my heart. I love you so so much Kyle Nicholas Dillon Leach-Barns. January 4th 2012 - January 5th 2012

  • Dinesh R. Paraswani by Dinesh R. Paraswani, India
  • 10 years ago

The poem expresses the love and pain of a mother for her child. There are few expressions difficult to express, these are only felt by the person facing the pain.
The above poem had really impinged my heart and even made me cry.
God will take better care of your child.

  • Gaynor. Blackpool by Gaynor. Blackpool
  • 10 years ago

This poem has touched by heart as it is so true my friend lost her baby girl yesterday she was her 1st baby and I have known her many years.

R.I.P Olivia-Grace 10-01-2011
Sleep tight little angel xxx

  • Dalia by Dalia
  • 11 years ago

That poem was awesome, I feel your pain because I just lost my baby on March 18, 2010 he was born on March 15, 2010. He died of heart problems. The hardest part of it all was that I never got to hold him or do what a mother should do with her new born baby, and when I did it was not the way I wanted to hold him. My mom and my boyfriend were there with me through everything. The day he went into surgery I had a lot of support but God made his choice and it was a fast one, too fast I didn't even get to really spend time with him the way a mother should but like they all say he's in a better place. Missing my lil angel.... AIYDEN ACE YEBRA

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