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


1 - 10 of 48

  1. 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,...

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 24
    • Shares 279
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 578
    • Rating 4.62
    • Poem of the Day
    Latest Shared Story

    I sort of know how you feel, people feel the same way.. I lost my son 2nd of June 2011.. he passed away 17 minutes after me having him..
    It is really hard to move on for me though but this...

    Read complete story

  2. Advertisement

  3. 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? ...

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 5
    • Shares 661
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 478
    • Rating 4.58
    Latest Shared Story

    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...

    Read complete story

  4. My Little Angel

    • By April Westlake
    • Published: July 2013
    Losing A Baby Isn't Easy

    I never got to hold you,
    Or kiss your little head
    Or watch you sleeping soundly,
    All snuggled in your bed....

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 8
    • Shares 352
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 818
    • Rating 4.57
    Latest Shared Story

    I have a beautiful 8 year old daughter and was awaiting the arrival of my handsome son to complete my family.Kayleb Keanu Alexx Abraham entered this world on the 1st November 2014 (2 days...

    Read complete story

  5. Advertisement

  6. 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...

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 5
    • Shares 52
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 101
    • Rating 4.56
    Latest Shared Story

    I had baby girl who had the same problem with your baby, she was born on July 29th 2012 and passed away an hour later after she was born. I love this poem because it touch me and my husband....

    Read complete story

  7. Empty Arms

    Death Of A Baby Poem

    Holding out these empty arms
    Cursing my disillusionment
    Why did I imagine it could be any other way
    that I could have been content, dreams that's all it was,

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 32
    • Shares 147
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 555
    • Rating 4.55
    Latest Shared Story

    I lost my son on Oct 26 2008 I felt like my world would end

  8. In Heaven On Your Birthday

    • By Krista Nielsen
    • Published: July 2013

    Precious in your little frame, You danced into my heart.
    And with the grace with which you came, With grace you did depart.
    You held my finger in your hand, And with it held my soul.
    I fell in love with those wide eyes, One kiss and I was whole. ...

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 94
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 575
    • Rating 4.55
    Latest Shared Story

    One day my little baby died at 1 day old. I was devastated, I cried every night and she was my first baby. I was so sad I still cry till this day and on May 15,2016 she will be 5 years old. ...

    Read complete story

  9. Advertisement


  10. A Celebration

    • By Mike Salipot
    • Published: September 2011
    Father Deals With The Death Of Baby Poem

    Bought a cake on a Sunday
    For my son's special day,
    Brought flowers and a toy
    All for my little boy....

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 16
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 65
    • Rating 4.54
  11. Hayley's Smile

    • By Amy L. Mercer
    • Published: February 2006
    Losing A One-Year-Old To A Brain Disease (Krabbe)

    My beautiful Hayley, one year old, how great you are to love and hold.
    Your smile through your tears makes me cry too, because I don't want this happening to you.
    You're an angel that hasn't done anything wrong and you're a baby that shouldn't have to be strong, but strong you are, as I can see.
    When you can hardly breathe and you watch and laugh at children swinging from trees and you play peek-a-boo and smile at me,

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 16
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 160
    • Rating 4.51
    Latest Shared Story

    I was looking for a poem and came across this beautiful poem. My daughters name was also Hailee and she passed just this July. She was 13 and the light of my life. I certainly hope your heart...

    Read complete story

  12. Good Bye

    • By Cheyanne Ward
    • Published: October 2008
    Good Bye To My 4 Month Baby Cousin

    It's time to say goodbye
    and we don't understand why
    today is the day we lay
    our little man to rest...

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 22
    • Shares 107
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 347
    • Rating 4.50
    Latest Shared Story

    this is a very touching poem I really liked it, it made me cry, you are a very good poet, lots of love,
    libi, xx

  13. My Angel Baby

    • By Heather
    • Published: May 2009

    I never got to see your eyes,
    or hold your hand, or hear your cries.
    All I have are dreams of you,
    those of which, will never come true....

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 50
    • Shares 81
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 707
    • Rating 4.50
    Latest Shared Story

    omg,.... I can't believe somebody can write a poem like this one and I say that because I can relate to this poem to the fullest like you don't even understand. I felt like you knew me from...

    Read complete story

1 - 10 of 48

Back to Top