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. 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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  3. 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....

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  4. 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,...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. ...

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  10. 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...

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  11. My Sleeping Beauty!

    • By Deni
    • Published: July 2015
    Poem About Difficulty Of Losing Baby

    I don't think it's fair
    That we move on,
    When the life I had inside me
    Has come and gone!

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  12. Beautiful Boy - RIP Darling Adrian

    • By Cara Veronica Doyle
    • Published: July 2011
    Poem About Being Blessed By Son's Short Life


    My darling Adrian,
    My love and my joy
    Can't believe it's today -
    you're my birthday boy...

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  13. Should Have Been 31 Weeks Today

    Most days it's just easier
    to smile and say I'm ok.
    Instead of telling people,
    what I really want to say....

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