Miscarriage Poems

Miscarriage Poems

Poems about Pregnancy Loss

One of life's most painful losses is that of an unborn child. Miscarriages cause a pain that is unfamiliar to most and understood by few. Parents feel a strong and natural love for their unborn child and to lose their little one to death before they ever had a chance at life can seem unfair, cruel even. Parents are left to wonder what might have been and a pair of empty arms can seem emptier than ever before. Faced with such a terrible situation parents should remember that it is normal, necessary, and healthy to grieve.

25 Poems for Coping with Miscarriage Loss

  1. 1. What Ifs

    • By Stef Smith
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2020

    The story of a twin pregnancy that unfortunately ended in miscarriage.

    Poem About Loss Of Twin Pregnancy

    Two faint lines,
    A few days late.
    Excitement is an understatement,
    Couldn't wait to save the date.

    A new little life
    Growing inside of me.
    The mind began to wonder
    With all possibilities.

    A true gift from God,
    A blessing from above.
    Mummy and Daddy smiled.
    You'd be safe with all our love.

    My tummy kept on growing,
    I was convinced there was maybe two,
    But either way, I didn't mind;
    I just couldn't wait to meet you.

    So we booked an early scan
    To see out little bean,
    But you were smaller than expected.
    No heartbeat could be seen.

    We cried and rang the doctors,
    Who booked another scan.
    They confirmed that there were two of you,
    But things weren't going according to plan.

    Twin babies in the womb,
    One bigger than the other.
    Still no heartbeats seen on the screen,
    Devastated, lost and lonely mother.

    We were told to wait a week
    To see if you both progressed,
    So patiently we waited,
    Truly putting faith to the test.

    Of course we prayed to God
    To breathe these babies life.
    A full week went past in hope.
    The next scan revealed more strife.

    Both sleeping in the same sac,
    Unfortunately neither of you had grown.
    But Mummy's body showed no signs.
    She never would have known.

    A missed miscarriage they say,
    An abortion of the womb,
    But nothing takes away what's happened,
    Our babies gone too soon.

    So I cry and weep in sorrow,
    Think about what could have been.
    So blessed to carry both of you,
    Problems couldn't have been foreseen.

    For now I grieve in silence.
    At night I cry with pain.
    You're gone but not forgotten.
    My heart will never be the same.

    Thank you for choosing us.
    We loved your presence within me,
    You'll always be our favourite "what ifs."
    Love always, Mummy and Daddy.

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  3. 2. A Mother's Goodbye

    This poem uses rhyming scheme and follows the pattern of a, a, b, b. This poem is written from a mother's point of view after a miscarriage. I mainly wrote this for my mom, who has experienced two miscarriages. So, for all you mothers who have lost a baby, I hope this poem comforts you and helps you to heal. My heart goes out to you!

    Sadness And Healing After Loss Of An Unborn Baby

    I only had you for a little while.
    I was never able to see your smiles,
    Yet I thank God for the little time we had,
    Even though when you left, I was sad.

    You were so precious and small, little ones.
    I wouldn't have cared if you were daughters or sons.
    I held you within my womb, though not for long.
    I was so happy to be your mom.

    But God was ready for you to go,
    Even though I wanted to see you so.
    You died, little ones, within my womb,
    And your enclosures of life became a tomb.

    I was never able to name you.
    I was never able to hold you.
    I was never able to feel you breathe.
    I was never able to give you the love you need.

    I was never able to say goodbye.
    Just thinking about it makes me cry,
    But you are still a part of our family,
    And we all love you; siblings, daddy and me.

    I await the day when I shall see you again,
    When my life ends, and the others sing requiem.
    I pray I'll be in heaven, and there I'll come see you,
    Where you, my little angels, play under skies so blue.

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  5. 3. I'm Waiting For You

    • By Emily B. Judisch
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2019

    This past fall I had a miscarriage. While I try every day to find reason or to justify it being for the best, I can't seem to find closure. I've set my life in a tail spin trying to get pregnant again, thinking that will fill the hole I can't seem to fill otherwise. After you have a miscarriage, you find out it's super common, but no one wants to talk about it. They might ask how you are, but no one wants the real answer. So I put some of those feelings into this poem.

    Difficulty After A Miscarriage

    At one time, I thought you were near,
    A feeling so abundantly strong and clear.
    Inside me you grew and grew,
    I was impatient waiting for you.

    With my hand on my stomach, I'd feel our connection.
    Every moment of my day, you had my attention.
    In me was a pride I never knew.
    My love had no bounds, waiting for you.

    You stole my heart before we even met,
    Though you were my reason to fret.
    You were my dream I never thought would come true,
    You were my every smile while I was waited for you.

    I couldn't wait to hear your heartbeat,
    My little almond, you were so sweet.
    But when the time came, it was a reality I couldn't chew.
    They told me I was no longer waiting for you.

    I said goodbye the best I could.
    You were gone from me, for good.
    My body felt empty, my heart felt blue.
    I only wanted to keep waiting for you.

    I want to move on with my life,
    To say it's okay to just be a wife.
    But a mother I want to be, too.
    That is why I'll keep waiting for you.

    I love you, my baby,
    And I know our future isn't just a maybe.
    So you need to know the thing most true,
    That forever I'm waiting for you.

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  6. 4. For My Little One

    At the moment I realized I was pregnant, I fell in love. I loved my child so much and for the next two months my excitement grew and the fear that once was buried in me about being a young single parent was gone. Then one day I felt funny and started to bleed. I lost my baby. My heart is still broken, and I wish I had the chance to tell them how much I love them. Grieving the death of my child that I never had the chance to meet has been the greatest struggle of my life.

    Although We Never Met

    I never saw your twinkling eyes
    Or touched your precious feet.
    I never shared a tiny yawn
    Or rocked you fast asleep.

    I never kissed your tiny hands
    Or saw your little smile.
    I never held you in my arms,
    But I held you for a while.

    Although I never saw your face
    Or heard your precious laughter,
    You're still my child whom I love
    And will forever after.

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  7. 5. Still

    • By Jenna L. Alfrey
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2017

    This poem was written after I suffered an early miscarriage. There is no right or wrong way to go through this process, and I felt completely betrayed by my body in the days after I lost the baby. I had all the initial dreams and hopes for this child as I have for my children I carried to term. I needed to let myself feel all the grief and pain associated with the loss, and I will continue to feel the loss of that child forever. This miscarriage has changed me.

    Grief And Pain After A Miscarriage

    My body is still birthing,
    But nothing is to show.
    The little life that was to be
    Left my body days ago.

    My body is still bleeding
    Like a casualty took place,
    And I mourn the ever-lingering loss
    As I imagine a what-if face.

    My body is still weeping
    Even if no tears are cried.
    Despite the plastered grit and grin,
    My pain feels impossible to hide.

    My body is still broken,
    At least that's what I perceive.
    What should have been your safest place,
    Instead leaves me to grieve.

    My body is still aching,
    Shuddering, and unkind,
    Leaving in place of your still life-
    A heartbreak for the rest of mine.

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  8. 6. Our Precious Baby

    • By David W. Hewitt
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2016

    After the miscarriage of our baby, I had to find a way to help ease the pain we were experiencing. Putting it in words seemed to be a way of letting our baby know that we were sorry for what happened and that we loved him or her.

    Poem About The Loss Of An Unborn Baby

    As you lied so helpless in the womb,
    We patiently awaited your day of bloom.
    A boy, a girl, we had not a clue,
    We'd love no matter what, and this we knew.

    Blankets and booties were chosen with care.
    We dreamed the day we'd have you to share.
    Anxious to hear your first little cry
    And feel the breath of your peaceful sigh.

    To watch your eyes discover new sights,
    To cuddle you close on sleepless nights.
    Why, our Baby, did God change our plan?
    Only He and you will understand.

    The emptiness here has left us numb.
    The sound of your cry will never come.
    Never to hold your tiny hands,
    Never to watch you try to stand.

    Silently we packaged all your stuff,
    The tears we shed were far from enough.
    To most, your existence soon will fade,
    But forever, to us, you'll be OUR BABE.

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  9. 7. Angel In Heaven

    We lost out baby boy at 16 weeks pregnant. I didn't know anything was wrong until I went for a check-up and my doctor couldn't find his heartbeat. Our hearts have been forever broken since that day...miss you, Little Babe. Love, Mummy, Daddy and your Big Brother Ryder

    We Never Got To Meet You

    We were so excited to meet you
    And be a family of four.
    You were to be our second baby,
    Who we would cherish and adore.

    But you were taken from us,
    Your heartbeat was no longer there.
    Our hearts are forever broken,
    Because this life can be so cruel and unfair.

    Our arms never wrapped around you.
    Our eyes never met hello.
    We never got the chance to meet you;
    Our hearts feel so empty and so low.

    But forever in our hearts you will be.
    We will long for your cuddle and touch.
    Always remember, our sweet Angel,
    Mummy and Daddy will always love you so much.


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  10. 8. My Angel Baby

    • By Claire
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    I have suffered two miscarriages and am finally starting to heal and see a way forward!

    Poem About Coping With Miscarriage

    I will never get to hold you,
    To keep you warm and safe.

    Never see your eyes twinkle,
    A smile upon your face.

    You're gone but not forgotten.
    Never born but always here.

    In every ray of sunshine,
    In every rain drop tear.

    I promise I will never forget you.
    You gave me so much hope,

    But now I need to let you go
    So that I can start to cope.

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  11. 9. My Baby In Heaven

    • By Jenna
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015

    There's not a day that goes by that I'm not thinking about my sweet baby.

    My baby's in heaven,
    but that's okay.
    There she'll be safe
    every second of every single day.
    She'll never ever scream
    or ever have a scary dream.
    She'll be surrounded by love,
    and that's all my baby needs.
    She'll never hurt, never cry
    and never have to say goodbye.
    And baby, I promise you
    that the day that I die
    I will come up to meet you
    and I will never leave your side.

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  12. 10. Miscarriage

    When a child dies before birth, many question why, as did my daughter who lost a child through miscarriage. I wrote this poem for her through my belief that as hard as miscarriage is to understand, God doesn't make mistakes. He loves us, and there is an answer that I believe coincides with my poem.

    Sympathy Poem For Miscarriage

    What we call miscarriage,
    Is hard to understand,
    but God calls special babies
    back with Him in Heaven's land.

    He doesn't need to test them.
    These angels are too pure.
    The trials of this earth
    are not theirs to endure.

    But as all of God's children,
    they need a family too,
    An angel dwelt inside your womb
    because this child chose you.

    A loving son or daughter
    will be in your arms one day.
    One whose love surrounds you
    Heaven's not that far away.

    Trust in God, our Father
    and always remember this,
    everything has purpose.
    and with Him there is no "mis."

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  13. 11. The Missing Piece

    • By Kylie Ann
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2014

    This poem expresses my pain over a recent lost pregnancy. The words break my own heart, but I hope that it helps anyone in a similar situation to feel less alone in their hurt.

    Pain Of A Lost Pregnancy

    Your first Christmas came without you.
    You're the unopened secret screams.

    We carry you in our broken hearts all day
    And unwrap you in our dreams.

    I see you in every bulging belly,
    In every mother's thoughtless kiss.

    I see you in empty baby shoes.
    I see you in that, I see you in this.

    You're in every "why can't that be me?"
    And the tears hidden in my car.

    You're the missing piece of every minute
    ...I wonder where you are.

    You were here before you weren't.
    There was a future with you in it.

    Now you're the broken parts of us
    And the missing piece of every minute.

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  14. 12. All I Can Think Of

    • By Kim Watins
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2013

    This is about the loss of a pregnancy. I - like so many women - have gone through a miscarriage. Two for me now.

    This is about the loss, how you carry on and pick yourself up, while all the time thinking of what you could have had and still hoping it will happen to you one day.

    Poem About Thinking Of What Could Have Been

    Why when you can't have something, is it all you can think of?
    The mothers to-be with bumps,
    Babies in prams,
    Toddlers with their smiles and tantrums,
    Young children you can at last reason with,
    Proud parents beaming at each other - look; we made that!

    And me?
    No bump. Not anymore.
    Maybe never. Hopefully someday.
    The hint of one. Twice now but never fulfilled.
    Hopes and dreams stopped in their tracks;
    No pram or crib buying for us,
    No touching of a bump or the inquisitive questions;
    When are you due? How do you feel? Boy or girl?

    Empty. Lost. Alone. Sad.
    Sympathetic friends and family.
    No words can be found.
    I understand. I wouldn't have known either.
    How can you grieve something that never was?
    No breath. No sound. No presence.
    I grieve the possibility.
    The what could have been and what wasn't.
    A son? A daughter? Who knows?
    My child.

    Those smiling parents don't mean to hurt.
    What have they gone through to get there?
    I hope not much.
    A physical pain wouldn't hurt as much as this.
    So I smile at them, say the right things,
    Coo over their newborns and laugh at their toddlers' antics.
    I buy the baby gifts for the mum-to-be friends,
    Ask all the questions I long to be asked.
    They smile in return;
    But sadly.

    Nothing anyone can say.
    I and so many others carry the weight around with us.
    Will it happen again?
    The hope followed by the deep disappointment?
    Will I ever be a mother?
    I'd be a good mother.
    Will I make my partner a father?
    He'd be a good father.
    All I want.
    All I can think of.

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  15. 13. You Have Left Me Hopeless

    • By Parlee M
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013

    Just a month ago I found out I was pregnant, although I'm 18 and for some reason I had already started to think of ways to support the child...but shortly after a few days I started bleeding, and I knew something was wrong. I went to get checked out and realized I had lost the baby...I try every day to not let it get to me but every TV advertisement and every baby store makes me remember my little angel...

    As the 18th approaches my heart feels a little heavier
    I feel energy-less, the thought of you leaves me breathless
    I often reminisce about how my life would have been with you, my angel
    Was I gonna be a cool mom?
    Would you have liked everything I had hoped for you?
    Would you be as jolly as I am?
    Would you smile as he does?
    All these questions are busy eating my soul alive
    How is it that at just barely a few days old you have impacted my life the way you have?
    Loosing you has sucked the happiness right out of my life,
    All I have left is the feeling of guilt, sadness and depression
    I never thought it was possible to love another human being like the way I love you
    I try with all my might to think about you, but it only makes things worse
    You have left a huge place in my heart whereby no one can ever fill
    You brought so much happiness into my life
    Now that you're gone I feel empty and alive with no particular reason

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  16. 14. My Little Angel

    • By April Westlake
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013

    Losing a baby isn't easy for anyone. Losing anybody isn't easy for anyone either. I am lost for words on what has happened with this pregnancy in the last couple months. All I can do is be strong.

    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.

    I can't count your tiny fingers
    Or your even smaller toes.
    I won't see your smile
    Or your cute little button nose.

    You're gone too soon - we don't even know
    If you're a girl or boy.
    Our hearts are filled with sorrow
    When they should be full of joy.

    I know you are in heaven,
    Where there is no pain or tears.
    You'll never get hurt or sick.
    In heaven there are no fears.

    And though I'm sad you're not here right now
    For us to hold today,
    I know we'll hold you in our arms
    When we're in heaven with you someday.

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  17. 15. I Am Here

    • By Stacey Jo Rumberger
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2012

    I am a mom of four handsome boys. When people ask if I was "trying for that girl," I get so mad because they have no idea. You don't have a baby because you want one; you are given a baby because the big man upstairs says so. Things happen for a reason, what reason? We will never know. I don't have a good story to share. My sister lost a baby boy 8 years ago in the 2nd trimester & I have had too many friends lose or miscarry their angel babies.

    Poem For The Loss Of A Baby

    Please don't cry, I am here.
    Just look around; I am very near.
    I am the prettiest butterfly
    exploring the day.
    I am the shiniest star
    showing you my wings glisten afar.
    I am the wind moving your hair
    to kiss your cheek,
    so please wipe your tears away.
    I am here, playing hide 'n seek.

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  18. 16. For Our Angel

    • By Lisa
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2012

    I had a miscarriage at 16 weeks with my first pregnancy.

    We don't want to cry anymore,
    But the pain won't go away.
    Our hearts are torn in two
    Because our baby couldn't stay.

    We don't want to cry anymore.
    God had other plans for you.
    Mommy and Daddy will get through this someday,
    But right now our world is blue.

    We don't want to cry anymore.
    We never thought we'd be torn apart.
    Even though we can't hold you in our arms,
    We will always hold you in our hearts.

    We don't want to cry anymore.
    Our Angel, there was nothing we could do.
    Mommy and Daddy will miss you so much,
    And never forget, we will always love you.

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  19. 17. Long To See Your Sweet Face

    • By Kim Perry
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2012

    This poem was written for our child we lost at 10 1/2 weeks due to a miscarriage. Grieving a child you never got the chance to meet is absolutely the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. With this loss there are no memories to hold on to help with the grief. This poem is an outlet for me to start that grieving process.

    Two pink lines, we knew it was true,
    Sooner than later we would meet you.
    I yelled for your Daddy and smiled just so.
    He stood there in shock and a glorious glow.
    We made lots of phone calls and shared our great news.
    I had lots of symptoms and even some clues.
    Then one day as I was taking out the trash,
    Something came over me and I knew in a flash
    Everything was wrong and I prayed it wasn't so,
    So I called up your Daddy and said we must go
    To the hospital to check on your stats.
    Waiting so patiently for the results to come back,
    We were told the bleeding was normal, you were just fine.
    Worrying uncontrollably because you were mine,
    Waiting for the doctor seemed to take forever.
    I guess she just thought she was being so clever.
    Up on the screen we could see your silhouette.
    The doctor made a grave face, and I said no, not yet.
    "There is no heartbeat," are the words we dreaded most.
    The tears started to fall and I felt like a ghost.
    I wanted to run, and I wanted to hide.
    I wanted you there standing at my side.
    I long now to hold you and hear your soft cries,
    Play with your belly and hear your faint sighs.
    Never will I have the chance to kiss your sweet lips,
    Wrap your sweet legs around my soft hips.
    I know you are in Heaven and safe you will always be,
    But oh, I long to touch the baby I will never see.

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  20. 18. Two Angels In The Sky

    • By Wendy Damilowski
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2011

    This poem is about recurrent miscarriages. I have lost two pregnancies (babies) in the first trimester. One at 6 1/2 weeks in January 2007 and the most recent one at 9 1/2 weeks on June 29, 2010. I hope my poem can give grieving mothers like myself an insight on healing and know that we are not alone. This heartache we have never goes away, but only time can ease our pain.

    How To Grieve After A Miscarriage

    Twinkle, twinkle,
    Big bright star.

    My precious babies,
    You're not so far.

    When I am sad and
    feeling so alone,

    I close my eyes and know
    you are in Heaven's home.

    Every day my heart aches for you.
    How do I heal? I don't know what to do.

    Why? I just don't understand.
    Anticipation, love, so many future plans.

    You were gone before I knew.
    Each day is a struggle for me to get through.

    Oh, my angels in the bright blue sky
    Mommy and Daddy love you, and tears we always cry.

    My babies are now heaven's angels so blessed and true.
    Only God knew the plans he had for you.

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  21. 19. I'll Remember You

    • By Cassi
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011

    I found out on my husband's birthday that our 11 week old little bean had passed away. I went in for my routine doctor appointment and ultrasound. The baby measured perfectly to its gestational age but no longer had a heartbeat. Not only was it my husband's birthday but he was deployed to Afghanistan and all he had asked for was me to email him a picture of the ultrasound.

    Would you wear pink or would you wear blue?
    I'll never know
    or hear your sweet coo
    or see those tiny little fingers,
    how the thoughts of you just linger.

    Does the pain ever end?
    Where do I begin to mend
    this broken heart
    from the all pain it has felt?

    All I can ask is why?
    Why were you given wings to fly
    When you had feet to walk,
    And a sweet little mouth to one day talk?

    How I still feel you,
    knowing there is nothing else I can do.
    But just remember
    How once, you were you!

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  22. 20. A Letter To My Unborn Child

    • By Kaitlyn
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2011

    The loss of my unborn child is the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. By writing this poem, it helped me relieve some grief that was bottled inside. I came to this website in hopes of finding something that I can relate to, and I hope that my poem can help someone out there understand that they are not alone.

    So quickly you came into our lives,
    So quickly torn away.
    Never got the chance to meet you.
    There's so much I want to say.

    Where there once was joy and happiness,
    Now there's sadness, guilt, and pain.
    All these thoughts running through my head,
    It's enough to drive me insane.

    Though you lived only eight short weeks,
    You were loved so very much.
    I wish that I could hold you.
    I long to feel your touch.

    On that fateful night,
    My world was ripped from under my feet.
    I pray that in another life
    We get the chance to meet.

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