Baby Death Poems

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?

20 Poems for Sudden Infant Death or Baby Loss

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  1. 1. The Strength You Gave Me


    • By Daniel Kerr
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011 with permission of the Author.

    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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    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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  3. 2. Heaven's Rocking Chair


    • By Ron Tranmer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Rating 4.65
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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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  5. 3. Grandpa


    • By Lisa D. Jessie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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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  6. 4. Maleah Antionette Gray

    • By Courtney A. Eller
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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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  7. 5. Baby Boy

    • By Angie Milton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015 with permission of the Author.

    There are no words to say but, "I love you,"
    For I've shed tears to not have heard you coo.

    A mother's joy turned to grief in a moment so fast,

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    You were here, you were near. You grew, and I knew you were alive. I felt you move, I saw you grow, I heard your heart beat. My boy, that was your name, until I could learn to love your name....

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  8. 6. Four Words

    • By Sue Morton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

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

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    • Rating 4.43
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    I had my baby girl on the 7th of May 2019. She was the greatest gift that I have ever received since I was born. She was so healthy and very much lively till sickness started attacking...

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  9. 7. Hills & Valleys

    • By Sue Morton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

    The hills, the valleys
    and the bends.
    Going up and down each day,
    wondering if my heart will mend.

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    • Rating 4.34
  10. 8. The Sod House On The Prairie

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    • By Ellen P. Allerton

    A low sod house, a broad green prairie,
    And stately ranks of bannered corn;—
    'Twas there I took my dark-eyed Mary,
    And there our darling boy was born.

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  11. 9. Empty Arms

    • By Linda Morrow
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2007 with permission of the Author.

    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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    I lost my darling daughter on 3/5/1973, due to stillbirth. No certification to prove she ever existed, never got to see her, hold her, kiss or smell her, to tell her I loved her and how much...

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  12. 10. Gone But Not Forgotten

    You were a ripple on a glass-like pond,
    Just a moment in time; it's hard to respond.

    A wave crashing onto an empty beach,

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  13. 11. Daddy's Little Angel

    • By Ilona M. Blake
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016 with permission of the Author.

    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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    Hi, myself and my partner just recently went through a medical termination due to our baby being diagnosed with anencephaly. Our baby was born on May 7, 2020 at 13 weeks, 4 days. It's...

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  14. 12. In Heaven On Your Birthday

    • By Krista Nielsen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Votes 685
    • Rating 4.56
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    My baby girl died last April 15, 2017 because of congenital heart disease and did not survive the open heart surgery at the age of 1 year and nine months. Tomorrow (July 31) is her birthday....

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  15. 13. Goodbye To My Baby Cousin

    • By Cheyanne Ward
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Rating 4.51
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    My 4 month old cousin passed away almost 2 weeks ago to SIDS. He was the smiliest most angelic little boy I've ever had the pleasure of coming into contact with. This poem made me cry. Thank you

  16. 14. My Angel Baby

    • By Heather
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    • Rating 4.50
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    Today we lost our little angel 20 weeks; my wife had slight bleeding for past few days; and doctor had prepared us for the worst; today morning her cervix was few cms dilated and by evening...

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  17. 15. My First Child

    Since the day you were in my tummy
    I knew I'd be a great mommy
    I'd love to feel every kick you gave
    How I wish I'd see you wave

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    • Rating 4.38
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    Well ladies I am so sorry for every ones loss. 16 January 2014 is the day that will never get away from my head. Gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and he only lived for 2 hours i miss him so...

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  18. 16. An Angel's Dad!

    • By Daniel Kerr
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2013 with permission of the Author.

    I can't begin to express the pain that I am in.
    I lost a part of me, and that hurts me deep within.
    You said goodbye before we ever got the chance to really say hello.
    You were gone in a flash, leaving tears mixed with love and sorrow.

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    • Rating 4.53
  19. 17. Baby Boy Silas

    • By Lisa D. Jessie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Rating 4.51
  20. 18. A Beautiful Little Angel

    • By Amor Hall - Pineda
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2015 with permission of the Author.

    Heart full of joy and excitement
    To meet you face to face.
    Months of waiting and anticipating
    To give you my soft embrace.

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    • Rating 4.46
  21. 19. A Message For Kayleigh

    • By Allison Cameron-Dicker
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2013 with permission of the Author.

    On a cold winter's day one February, I was there
    The bitter harsh wind was blowing my hair,
    My hands were cold my face was numb
    I couldn't cry, the tears wouldn't come

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    • Votes 69
    • Rating 4.39
  22. 20. Never Far Away

    • By Kym Erickson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016 with permission of the Author.

    This locket that was given to me
    Lays gently around my neck.
    Inside I carry his picture
    Of my son you've never met.

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    • Rating 4.11

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