Baby Death Poem

Remembering my "Lil man" who sadly passed away 04.03.2011
Only weighed 0466kg
His name Tamatoa meaning "boy warrior"
It still feels like it happened just yesterday.
This little guy bought a very spread out family together from near and far even from across the ditch.
My roadrunner because he was always running away from the nurses when they tried to scan for his heart beat hehehe

Born 01.03.2011 died 04.03.2011

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hi mum, The Lord was good to you because you were able to hold your baby for three days, I held my baby cold and for a minute. I didn't even bury her because I was still hospitalized at...

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Only Three Days

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Published: February 2014

You were so small and fragile,
But so so brave and strong.
Sadly you were only with us for a while,
When you think about it; it wasn't that long.

You had long legs and arms,
Caramel Brown skin and cute Blondie hair.
Had mummy's features and very small palms,
Even to this day, my heart can hardly bare.

"Lil man" you only weighed .466 kilograms,
Your daddy named you "Tamatoa".
Being so helpless every time I saw you; always put me into a trans,
I think sometimes; 'has god not filled his quota'!

Doctor says "sorry, he won't make it through the night",
Because of the bleed on your brain, My world just stopped.
Keep you on the machines, or take you off; my heart was tied,
I felt like my body and soul was about to erupt.

Only three days to hold you,
Comfort and rock you.
Only three days to bond and connect with you,
Cherish and keep you.
Only three days with you,
I would give anything to be in those three days again; with you.

Love mum xxx

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  • Sibongile Ngubeni by Sibongile Ngubeni
  • 4 years ago

hi mum,
The Lord was good to you because you were able to hold your baby for three days, I held my baby cold and for a minute. I didn't even bury her because I was still hospitalized at that time, and the most painful part of them all, my baby was buried on my birth day. After my family buried her, they came to the hospital to wish me a Happy Birthday and at the same time telling me how and where they buried my little one.

kind regards,
mum

  • Andisa by Andisa, Cape Town South Africa
  • 4 years ago

I also got only Three Days with my "lil'man" who was born on the 11th Dec 2011 and died on the 14th Dec 2011. I thought it was impossible when people say they think of someone every day. NOT a day goes by that I do not think of him.

Thank you for sharing.

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