(Miscarriage – Baby Loss Poems)
An empty space where life once stirred
My eyes were not yet seeing ..
Where once my heartbeat shared a tone
with a small and fragile being.
So scarcely formed yet still a life
A dream, a hope, a promise ..
Our plans were changed to now include
This new life thrust upon us.
Then just as quickly as it came
Our dreams were gone away ..
The deepest pain I’ve ever felt
Our baby died today.
With footprints left upon our hearts
She gently took her leave ..
We’re left with nothing but regret
And only time to grieve.
There was no service to be held
No mourning time required ..
No songs of longing and despair
No words to be inspired.
We’re simply told to bare the pain
“It’s nature’s way” they say ..
I can’t forget our baby moved
inside me yesterday.
And with each word of sorrow
my teardrops fall like rain ..
The anger and resentment
are mixed with guilt and pain.
I look to heaven for a sign
to help search out a course ..
Where love can teach acceptance
and eliminate remorse.
My body will accept the truth
that now our baby’s gone ..
But in our hearts our Angel
everlastingly lives on!
Teri M. Stuckmann 1995