Baby Death Poems

Poems for Infant Loss

Death of a loved one is always a cause for mourning. However, when a baby dies, there is a sadness that goes beyond normal grief. We are programmed to expect that the old outlive the young. When a person who has lived a full life passes away, there is a sense that everything is as it should be. When a baby passes, who has not even has the chance to experience life, his death seems meaningless. If he was meant to die so soon why did he even come into the world?

Poetry for Sudden Infant Death or Baby Loss


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  1. Maleah Antionette Gray

    • By Courtney A. Eller
    • Published: December 2018
    God Gave Me An Angel

    God gave me an angel,
    A sweet, smiling baby girl.
    He gave her to me...
    10 little fingers, 10 tiny toes...all curled.

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  3. Grandpa

    The Loss Of A Grandson

    Dear Grandpa,

    I don't want you to worry about me.
    This was the plan from the very first day.

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    This poem is sad. It’s very sad to lose someone, especially a child or grandchild, and things like that happen all the time. What makes it even sadder is being a mom, dad, grandpa, or...

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  4. Heaven's Rocking Chair

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

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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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  6. Four Words

    falling deeper & deeper each day.
    wondering what else I'll lose
    and wondering if it'll go away.

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    On 8-2-2012 I lost my baby girl. She was stillborn, was so heart broken, got to hold my baby for couple hours then they took her. I did not want to let go of her but I know I have to. Was 28...

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  7. Baby Boy Silas

    The Loss Of A Grandchild

    Now we lay you down to sleep.
    Our baby boy's soul to keep.
    We pray you feel how much you're loved.
    So many hearts you've surely touched.

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  8. Daddy's Little Angel

    You Mean The World To Us

    Tiny angel, baby girl
    Spread your wings and fly.
    God picked you as his special angel,
    Up there in the sky.

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    I am 21 and my partner is 22. Our baby girl, Eliza, at 16 weeks, was diagnosed with severe spina bifida. We had to make the tragic decision of a termination. We often wonder what she would...

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  10. My Son

    • By Amanda J. Kennedy
    • Published: October 2017
    The Loss Of My Son

    When I sink down,
    No fight left, I drown.
    Darkness gathers around.
    I feel nothing, I make no sound.

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  11. Brother, Please Don't Cry

    • By Jes Kaminski
    • Published: May 2018
    A Brother Losing His Baby Sister At Birth

    I know your heart is breaking.
    I know you don't understand.
    This is not how we were supposed to meet,
    But this is what God had planned.

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  12. The Strength You Gave Me

    Poem By Father Of Dead Baby

    They tell me it's amazing how I've stayed so strong,
    but they don't see how I cry when I hear your song,
    they see the smile on my face but miss the hurt in my eye,
    I would rather seem rude than let them see me cry,...

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    • Rating 4.62
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    Great poem. My wife and I had just moved in our new house and went to sleep and woke up to our almost two-year-old baby boy not breathing. They said it was SIDS. It was the worst feeling in...

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  13. Addison

    • By Lynsey
    • Published: March 2012
    Poem About Baby With Birth Defect Anencephaly

    My arms are so empty to hold you just once
    Even now I have not cried all my tears
    I miss you so much that I can not express
    The only regret, is that I did not love you as soon as I knew...

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    Such a heart stopping way to lose such a precious life. Twin baby boys, one with & one without. My son's first biological children. How I thought I would never catch my breath when I realized...

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