Daughter Death Poem

Message From Heaven

This is a poem I wrote a few days after my niece and her 4 year old daughter Alyssa were brutally murdered on Christmas morning. I sat down to write and it was as if Lil Alyssa took over my hands to get this message to her daddy, I could almost hear her whispers in my ear. Rest in the arms of the angels Amanda & Alyssa.

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Loved your poem. My husband and daughter were very close, and this is what she would be telling her daddy. My daughter was 33 years old when she opened her eyes in heaven. It will be 7 years...

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Waiting For Daddy

© more by Barbara Bailey

Published by Family Friend Poems July 2007 with permission of the Author.

Daddy, can you feel me?
Do you know I'm near?
I wished that I could be with you,
To wipe away your tears.
I know you're hurting, Daddy.
I see it every day.
If only I could help you see
I really am okay.
Heaven is so pretty, Daddy.
Me and Mommy are there.
We're spending time with Jesus.
We'll be waiting for you here,
But you have things to do down there
Until your time is done.
Oh, but when that day comes, Daddy,
Into your arms I'll run...


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  • T. Mart by T. Mart
  • 4 years ago

Loved your poem. My husband and daughter were very close, and this is what she would be telling her daddy. My daughter was 33 years old when she opened her eyes in heaven. It will be 7 years soon, but her birthday is coming up and she would have been 40. She was my oldest daughter, was a Christian, and loved the Lord. My daughter passed away from an aneurysm. She believed in giving your best. She had her Master of Engineering degree and wanted to go for her Doctorate degree. She was an exceptional daughter, never gave us any problems. She even kept our youngest daughter in line so she would also get her degrees. Single and full of life, she was gone within 3 days. What a shocker! I was numb for months. Even now I still haven't come to the realization. We have our youngest daughter and 2 granddaughters. God has given us great joy to continue to live. We cannot forget that our Father gave all and this is not our home. We are just passing by and will see our loved one again soon.

  • Rneloma by Rneloma
  • 6 years ago

I'm so sorry about your loss. I hope writing this poem brought you some comfort, and I hope her daddy is managing to cope. God bless you!

  • Nokulunga Zwane by Nokulunga Zwane
  • 7 years ago

I feel so numb, full of hatred for the month of October... This month has torn me apart not once but twice. Three years ago, on the 18 of October, I lost my 1st baby girl. Even though she was a premature baby, I saw potential in her... I fell in love the moment I knew I was carrying a baby girl. She was my world, my sunshine, my reason to breathe. My world shattered when she died. She took every broken piece of my heart with her to heaven...
This year, in June, I found I am expecting a baby girl again, "Ooh, how Great is the Lord" I sang. Little did I know that the month of October was out to get me one more time. On October 23, 2016, I just lost another part of me...

I've been asking myself if I'm being punished for my past wrongdoings or God is simply just testing my faith...I'm hurting and losing my mind, trying to act strong for the sake of my mom and nephew. They wanted deeply to have a baby girl at home...I'm dying inside, I'm empty. Hasn't this been enough pain?

  • Farzana Saiyed by Farzana Saiyed
  • 5 years ago

I am so sorry to hear that. I lost my 15 years old daughter on 09/11/2016. She was an athlete and never got sick. She was a softball player. All of sudden she got a cough and it transformed into leukemia.

  • Barb Bailey by Barb Bailey
  • 5 years ago

I am so, so sorry for your pain, and I, too, know the loss. My own daughter became pregnant with my first grandchild. I was elated, and to add to the excitement, we found out there were two. We captured every moment of her pregnancy through pictures, but at 23 weeks she delivered two perfectly stillborn angels. I saw her pain and watched as my baby brought her two sleeping angel babies into the world. They would be 4 now, but the pain never goes away. The bitter sting of saying hello and goodbye at the same time is so unfair.

  • Cindy by Cindy
  • 6 years ago

God is not punishing you. He loves you. The devil comes to lie, kill, and destroy. God wants to comfort you. If you get a chance please, watch a movie called Heaven is for Real. I think it will give you some comfort.

  • Neil by Neil
  • 7 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. My four and half year old angel died in March of this year. There is no respite, there is no peace. It feels like God has forgotten about his creation.

  • Linda Wyatt by Linda Wyatt
  • 10 years ago

Thank you for sharing your deepest thoughts and words which brought me great comfort. I lost my 25 year old son, 3 years ago. He was an only child and I can't begin to explain the empty space he has left in my heart, it is broken into a million pieces and will never mend. Life is unbearable but imagining him in a pretty place, knowing how much I love him and that he will be waiting for me when it is my turn, gets me through the haze of a day. Thank you.

  • Carmen Rodriguez by Carmen Rodriguez, Reading Pa
  • 8 years ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how you feel. I lost my first son too. If you need someone to talk or write to. If you need a friend. I'm here for you. God bless.

  • Nicole by Nicole, Louisiana
  • 11 years ago

I was crying reading this. I think these words are perfect!! and I believe your niece definitely influenced this poem. This poem touches me in a special way as well. I lost my Big brother, my nephew (5), and my niece (2) and it helps me as well. I'm so sorry for your terrible tragedy, and I know there will be a wonderful day when I meet Jesus and get to be with my family again!! <3<3<3

  • Ainee by Ainee, Alabama
  • 12 years ago

I'm sorry to hear about your sister and niece, I too can feel your heartache, only I lost my 7 year old niece (my sisters baby girl) on December 21,2011 we buried her on Christmas Eve. She was outside playing and was hit and killed by a car. It made me realize I want my other nieces and nephews to know everyday, in everyway, we love them and they are our world, because like that day, we may never get the chance.

Sure you can use my poem, and I hope it brings comfort to you and your family. I'm sorry for your loss as a grandmother of a 7 year old I can't imagine your pain, God be with you and peace beyond understanding follow you! Barb Bailey

  • Bc Canada by Bc Canada
  • 13 years ago

Oh my goodness. What a terrible thing to happen...Broke my heart reading this for 2 reasons....First why you wrote this poem and second we just lost our beautiful granddaughter Kaitlyn who just turned 7....:o( grandma's heart is so broken. I had her lots and she was a grandma girl and so close to her daddy (my son), this brings tears to your eyes...She has only been gone 3 months on mother's day and I don't think grandma's heart or my sons will ever heal. He can't even say her name yet...We are in so much pain...Thanks for sharing this, do you mind if I change the words a little and save this for my son. Someday I would love to share this with him...Please and thanks
If not that is okay too...So happy I read this and signed up for the poems. Can't wait to read more. Thanks for sharing your beautiful gift...Light and love Ally ♥♥♥

  • Mukesh Gupta by Mukesh Gupta, Chandigarh India
  • 13 years ago

The poem is very nice. I lost my father 16 years back. Even though he is always been in my heart & mind, the reading of this poem has refreshed my memories and enliven my love for him. I feel even more attached to him.

  • Melissa Irish-Wildomar by Melissa Irish-Wildomar, CA
  • 13 years ago

This story is SO beautiful. It touched my heart. I love poetry and write some of my own. I live far away from my only niece and talk to them daily on Facebook. But yea I wouldn't know what I'd do in a situation like that. That poem is beautiful.

  • Kimmie by Kimmie, New Jersey
  • 13 years ago

What a tragic thing to happen and what a beautiful gift to give to a father. I have a niece and I don't know what I would do without her. Please God, may I never see that day.

  • Alysia by Alysia, Michigan
  • 14 years ago

I am an aunt of 13 until this August. I am an artist and I painted just a small something for this new little one that is coming into my life. Taped to the back will be four letters to be opened on milestone birthdays 6, 13, 16, and 18. One of the envelopes I was looking for poems to write on the outside and stumbled across this. I am not going to write it on one of her letters but I thought that I would tell you that in reading this poem I started crying because of how well the rhythm flowed and how deep the message was. This poem is so beautiful. I am so happy I came across it. =]

A very touching poem. I'm sure your neice did take your hand. I have an opposite story. My neice was nine when she heard gunshots outside her house. She told my sister (who was deaf) and my sister didn't believe her. The police knocked on the door and told them my sister's husband and my neice's father had just been murdered. My sister died of an overdose a year later.

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