No Words | Loss Of A Child Poems

No Words
(Grief Poems – Loss Of A Child)

When I tell you that my heart still hurts
you don’t know what to say ..
When I tell you that my eyes still cry
you look the other way.

How could you know the pain I have
and the sorrow that I feel? ..
For you haven’t lost a precious child
so for you, this isn’t real.

I can’t really say that I blame you
for I was once like you ..
I would turn my head and walk away
not knowing what to do.

But now I know, oh, how I know
what another mother feels! ..
For only when you have lost your child
do you know this pain so real.

This painful loss that bereaved moms share
brings us closer in our hearts ..
Now when we meet and share our child
we are friends right from the start.

– Joy Curnutt

Sorrow Is Her Daily Fare – Grief Poems

Sorrow Is Her Daily Fare

(Grief Poems)

She looked into the mirror and

it’s a stranger that she saw.

The cold blank eyes, the wrinkled hand,

she knows this girl no more.

She aged so on that warm June day

as she told her Son goodbye,

for he had traveled in harms way,

but why did he have to die?

The ice blue eyes that looked at her

from the mirror on the wall

looked straight ahead and could only stare

for they’d lost love most of all.

The skin is pinched now from the tears

that flow more every day

the face looked older than it’s years,

grief does that…that’s it’s way.

The girl that was his Mother

now looks so old and worn.

she has only his memories

that began when he was born.

Now sorrow is her daily fare

and a blankness in her eyes,

it’s from a death she cannot bear

it’s when a dear son dies.

A Mother’s Grief | Poems About Grief

A Mother’s Grief
(Poems About Grief)

You ask me how I’m feeling
but do you really want to know?
The moment I try telling you
You say you have to go.

How can I tell you
what it’s been like for me ..
I am haunted, I am broken
By things that you don’t see.

You ask me how I’m holding up
but do you really care? ..
The moment I start to speak my heart
You start squirming in your chair.

Because I am so lonely
you see, friends no longer come around ..
I’ll take the words I want to say
And quietly choke them down.

Everyone avoids me now
I guess they don’t know what to say ..
They told me I’ll be there for you
then turned and walked away.

Call me if you need me
that’s what everybody said ..
But how can I call and scream
into the phone
my God, my child is dead?

No one will let me
say the words I need to say ..
Why does a mothers grief
scare everyone away?

I am tired of pretending
my heart hammers in my chest ..
I say things to make you comfortable
but my soul finds no rest.

How can I tell you things
that are too sad to be told ..
of the helplessness of holding a child
who in your arms grows cold?

Maybe you can tell me
How should one behave ..
who’s had to follow their child’s casket
watched it perched above a grave?

You cannot imagine
what it was like for me that day ..
to place a final kiss upon that box
and have to turn and walk away.

If you really love me
and I believe you do ..
if you really want to help me
here is what I need from you.

Sit down beside me
reach out and take my hand ..
Say “My friend, I’ve come to listen
I want to understand.”

Just hold my hand and listen
that’s all you need to do ..
And if by chance I shed a tear
it’s alright if you do to.

I swear that I’ll remember
till the day I’m very old ..
the friend who sat and held my hand
and let me bare my soul.

– Kelly Cummings

A Parents Prayer | Grief Poems Loss Of A Child

A Parents Prayer
(Grief Poems Loss Of A Child)

Dear God, you sent a child to me
to fill my life with joy ..
And only You knew which was best-
a little girl or boy.

Somehow I took for granted, Lord
that we would have a lifetime ..
And I made so many future plans
for that precious child of mine.

Enchanted by that Miracle
caught up in each new day ..
I guess I didn’t hear You, Lord
when You said, “This one can’t stay.”

I trust you, Lord. Thy will; not mine
yet I can’t understand ..
This sudden loss-the emptiness
caused by another’s hand.

I know my child’s an angel now
but my heart is aching so ..
I’m sorry I wasn’t ready, Lord
to let my baby go.

There wasn’t time for one last hug
there was no final kiss ..
Oh God, it’s all those special smiles
that I already miss.

So Lord, could you do just one thing
For me especially? ..
Please hold my angel close to You
and say goodbye for me.

Amen