Grief and bereavement poems can by a source of strength and healing for grieving parents. Losing a child is every parent’s nightmare. For moms and dads who have experienced this kind of pain, it may help to read some of their unexpressed emotions written in a poem.
You can print bereavement poems onto nice card stock or stationary and insert into a sympathy card or letter. You can also use them to make special handmade gifts or scrapbook pages.
A gift for such a little while,
your loss just seems so wrong,
you should not have left before us,
it’s with loved ones you belong.
Do not judge a song by its duration Nor by the number of its notes Judge it by the richness of its contents Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant? Do not judge a song by its duration Nor by the number of its notes Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful? And when something has enriched your life And when it?s melody lingers on in your heart. Is it unfinished? Or is it endless?
I remember …
My mother loved me, her world.
My father loved me, his dream.
My home loved me, it’s supreme’.
I remember …
I prayed with the blooming dawn,
I played with the glowing sun.
My life, the nectar fun.
I remember …
I sang with the twinkling stars,
I danced with the floating moon.
All lost, alas, too soon.
I remember I remember, I remember.
Bereavement Poems Written by Grieving Parents
God, Take This Child….
By Nancy Scott
Sweet child whom we never really got to know, ItÂ’s hard for us to let you go. We waited and we wanted you. We had so many dreams for you. We think of smiles we’ll never see. We think of events that will never be. There will be no first steps and no first teeth. There is only a void and our own grief. We planned to take you to places far and near. We yearned to keep you safe and free from fear. We hoped to show you much of your new world. We wanted to teach you as your life unfurled. ItÂ’s hard to understand why you, our baby, died. We feel so numb right now, many tears weÂ’ve cried. We have so many questions and no answers seem to come. We tried so hard to save you; nothing could be done. God, we stand before you broken-hearted and ask you to heal these lives that must be parted from this little one we can no longer hold, who will always be a part of us, even when we’re old.) God, take this child in your loving arms. No more can he suffer any harm. Bless him always and bless us too. Be with us and help us to make it through.
I Miss Your Laughter
I miss your laughter, fun, and gentleness. I miss the things I used to do for you. I miss the time, now filled with emptiness When each day was a stage for something new. I miss your love, though mine for you remains, A passion with no outlet to the sea, A teardrop in a desert, that contains What’s left of my maternal ecstasy. I miss your presence, like a silent chord That anchored even solitude in grace. I miss, for my love’s labor, the reward Of seeing some small pleasure in your face. All these I miss, and yet they are all here Within my heart, far more than I can bear.
-Nicholas Gordon – Poemsforfree.com