Oh Mother, my mother

Oh Mother, my mother
I touch your tears
invisible fingers
soothing your skin
I know you think of me so often
in the day, in the night,
in your dreams
going into an empty nursery
knowing I'll never be there
but I am…in your heart
in your soul, I shall always be
for you gave so unselfishly
of yourself.
Inside of you, you created
such a world for me
a world of laughter, of love
of sadness, of sorrow
every emotion people come to know
and you shared with me.
And even though I may never
feel your arms around me
I felt your heart beating,
Like a lullaby, singing me to sleep
and your spirit giving me a safe haven
already protecting me
nurturing me
preparing me of things to come.
But sometimes the journey
of life pulls souls apart
and yes, I had to go on
to another place.
I wish I could stay
I wish this was a decision
I could make
and I know you do too.
Know this wherever you are:
I will always remember
that yours was the first love
the first joy, I first soul
I will ever know
you gave me the courage to
go on in my journey
I hope I can do the same
for you
Your heartbeat will always
call me to you.



Oh Father, my father

Close your eyes and feel me near
keep me inside your heart
let me live in your soul
you see through tears
the things we will never do
running across the fields of my youth
games never played
but it is not gone
those dreams you hold so close
for I live on in every child you see
little ones standing alone…lost
or laughing in a playground
swinging so high
touching the tree tops
that is I
wanting just to love
feel my happiness in the song of a bird
see my sorrow in mother
hold her close forever
feeling your strength
for there will be one to come behind me
whether through God's grace or
from a different calling
a child chosen through His hand.
For in darkness, a light will appear
even if it is just the dawn
signaling a new beginning
and as you gather my mother to your heart
release your tears
let the healing begin
and discover that I am here
in your dreams
in your tomorrows
Every rainbow is the path home
and if you should stumble
I am the wings that shall lift you.

 

Dear Mommy and Daddy

I did not die young.
I lived my span of life,
Within your body
And within your love.
There are many
Who have lived long lives
And who have not been loved as me.
If you would honor me
Then speak my name
And number me among your family.
If you would honor me
Then strive to live in love
For in that love, I live.
Never, ever doubt
That we will meet again.
Until that happy day,
I will grow with God
And wait for you.


Little Angels

When God calls little children
to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question
the wisdom of His love.
For no heartache compares with
the death of one small child
Who does so much to make our world
seem wonderful and mild
Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to His fold,
So He picks a rosebud before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them,
and so He takes but few
To make the land of Heaven
more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult
still somehow we must try,
The saddest word mankind knows
will always be "Goodbye."
So when a little child departs,
we who are left behind
Must realize God loves children,
Angels are hard to find.

~ Author Unkown ~

 

Can You Be A Mother When Your Baby Is Not With You?

I thought of you and closed my eyes
And prayed to God today
I asked "What makes a Mother?"
And I know I heard Him say.

"A Mother has a baby"
This we know is true
"But God can you be a Mother,
when your baby's not with you?"

"Yes, you can," He replied
With confidence in His voice
"I give many women babies,
When they leave is not their choice.

Some I send for a lifetime,
And others for the day
And some I send to feel your womb,
But there's no need to stay."

"I just don't understand this God
I want my baby to be here."
He took a deep breath and cleared His throat,
And then I saw the tear.

"I wish I could show you,
What your child is doing today.
If you could see your child's smile,
With all the other children and say..."

We go to earth to learn our lessons,
of love and life and fear,
My mommy loved me oh so much,
I got to come straight here.

I feel so lucky to have a Mom,
Who had so much love for me
I learned my lessons very quickly
My mommy set me free.

I miss my mommy oh so much
but I visit her every day.
When she goes to sleep,
on her pillow's were I lay

I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek,
and whisper in her ear
Mommy don't be sad today,
I'm your baby and I'm here."

"So you see my dear sweet ones,
Your children are okay.
Your babies are born here in My home
and this is where they'll stay."

"They'll wait for you with Me,
Until your lessons through.
And on the day that you come home
they'll be at the gates for you.

So now you see what makes a Mother,
It's the feeling in your heart
It's the love you had so much of
right from the very start.

Though some on earth may not realize you are a mother.
Until their time is done.
They'll be up here with Me one day
and know that you are the best one."

~ Author Unkown ~

 

The Butterfly Poem - from the annual butterfly release with PBSO - June 2006

I swear, it looked me
Straight in the eye...
But it fluttered wildly
And I wondered why.

In the very smallest voice
It seemed to say
"Yes, you.
Don't go away!"

I was frozen to the spot
As it brushed my cheek.
My eyes crossed,
My knees went weak.

"I'm an angel..."
And then it dived
And dipped
Then cried...

"They're watching you,
From heaven above...
I'm here to tell you
Of their love."

I felt so warm,
A special light.
Then so suddenly
It took flight!

I could hear
My own heart sing!
For my angel
In training wings!

Just remember
When one flutters by...
It's telling you
"Rejoice, don't cry"

Lost ones are in your heart,
And when you pray,
A butterfly comes down
To wipe tears away.

Stay very still,
Don't move away.
A butterfly
Will come someday.

Baby Boy

Your little hands will never grip,
your little legs will no longer kick,
A soft, beautiful face that will never cry,
and tiny hands that won't wave goodbye,
but a beautiful soul that has gone up above,
and left me with feelings and memories of love.
My little baby boy, alive inside me will no longer be,
but now I have to let you go so your spirit can be free,
not sorrow when I say your name but happy thoughts and joy,
because in my heart you will always be my special baby boy.

~ Author Unkown ~

 

My Child's Name

The mention of my child's name
may bring tears to my eyes
but it never fails to bring music to my ears.
If you are really my friend
let me hear the beautiful music of his name
it soothes my broken heart and
sings to my soul.

~ Author Unkown ~

 

I Am A Mother

I've loved my child right from the start,
A feeling that's filled my entire heart.
I went through the labor and suffered the pain,
For many long hours with nothing to gain.

I've spent sleepless nights being awake,
Though it's been a while my arms they still ache.
I've sat and I've wondered of how he would grow,
The love of my family that he'd come to know.

The sound of his voice as he learns to talk,
Watching his steps as he tries to walk.
I have a child that I really love so,
I am his mother yet nobody knows.

I've spent all these months feeling him grow,
I've lived through it all and have nothing to show.
I don't get invited to chat with young mothers,
Because I don't have a baby like all of the others.

I've got some stretch marks that I'd like to hide,
but I don't have a pram with a baby inside.
The people I've known for so many years,
Avoid me now, which adds to my tears.

I don't know how long I'll be feeling like this,
But one thing I know, my baby I miss.
When Mother's day comes it will be very hard,
I won't have any flowers, not even a card.

And just because he's not here with me,
I still have a son I wish I could see.
But one thing I know and this is for sure,
I'll be his mother forevermore!

~ Author Unkown ~

 

Little Angel

Our precious little angel,
He could not stay long.
Enough to steal your heart away
Then force you to be strong.
Enough to show you in a glimpse,
How wonderful life can be.
And how no wealth or worldly good,
Could take the place of Thee.
Little Angel in a cloud
Looking down upon his family.
Feeling forever proud
That for a time, however short,
He had the chance to be
Our Little Precious Angel,
So Beautiful to see.

- Author Unknown -


Mother Please don't mourn me...

Mother, please don't mourn for me;
I'm still here, though you don't see
I'm right by your side each night and day,
And within your heart, I long to stay.

My body is gone, but I'm always near;
I'm everything, you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart,
As long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I'll never wander out of your sight;
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach;
I'm the warm, moist sand when you're at the beach.

I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around,
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear, cool water in a quiet pond.

I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring;
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
And you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking there's no one to love you;
You can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees.
And you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

I'm the hot, salty tears that flow when you weep.
And the beautiful dreams that come when you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face,
Just look for me, MOM, I'm every place.

~ Author Unknown ~

 

You never said 'I'm leaving',
You never said 'Goodbye',
You were gone before I knew it,
And why, God only knew why.
A million times I've needed you,
A million times I've cried,
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still,
In my heart you hold a place,
That no child could ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone,
For part of me went with you,
The day God called you home.

~ Author Unkown ~

 

Remembering

Go ahead and mention my child,
the one that died, you know.
Don't worry about hurting me further
the depth of my pain doesn't show.

Don't worry about making me cry,
I'm already crying inside.
Help me to heal by releasing,
the tears that I try to hide.

I'm hurt when you just keep silent,
pretending he didn't exist.
I'd rather you mention my child,
knowing that he has been missed.

You asked me how I was doing,
I say "pretty good" or "fine".
But healing is something ongoing,
I feel it will take a lifetime.

~ Elizabeth Dent ~

DADDY'S GRIEVE TOO

It must be so hard on you to be a Dad who grieves,
When real men don’t cry or become upset
Only women do you are told to believe.

Your dreams are gone,
Your future has changed
Your wife is just not the same,
You hold your head as high as you can
And play your part of the game

Your heart just tells you differently,
It aches and hurts you so,
When will someone give you permission
To let your emotions show?

They ask you how your wife is,
Ignoring the fact you hurt too,
You answer the question but always wonder
When they will ask about you.

Keep the memory alive of the child you love
And your love will always shine through.
And maybe one day this world will know
That Daddies always grieve too.

Sands TAS June 2001




Little Matthew

You came and went without a chance to say hello,
Such a tiny man, so gentle, so innocent,
I guess God felt you had another purpose,
Maybe to watch over your brother Steven,
Wish we had a chance to get to know you,
One day we will meet,
We love you,
God bless you.

Love your uncle Domenic



Gone Too Soon Lyrics
written by Larry Grossman, Buz Kohan
performed by Babyface & Stevie Wonder

Like a comet
Blazing 'cross the evening sky
Gone too soon

Like a rainbow
Fading in the twinkling of an eye
Gone too soon

Shiny and sparkly
And splendidly bright
Here one day
Gone one night

Like the loss of sunlight
On a cloudy afternoon
Gone too soon

Like a castle
Built upon a sandy beach
Gone too soon

Like a perfect flower
That is just beyond your reach
Gone too soon

Born to amuse, to inspire, to delight
Here one day
Gone one night

Like a sunset
Dying with the rising of the moon
Gone too soon
Gone too soon

 

 

Send Me An Angel
Lyrics by the Scorpions


The wise man said just walk this way
To the dawn of the light
The wind will blow into your face
As the years pass you by
Hear this voice from deep inside
It's the call of your heart
Close your eyes and your will find
The passage out of the dark

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

The wise man said just find your place
In the eye of the storm
Seek the roses along the way
Just beware of the thorns

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

The wise man said just raise your hand
And reach out for the spell
Find the door to the promised land
Just believe in yourself
Hear this voice from deep inside
It's the call of your heart
Close your eyes and your will find
The passage out of the dark

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star
Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star







In the Arms of the Angel
Sarah McLaughlin


Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance.
For a break that will make it okay
there's always some reason
to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day.
I need some distraction.
Oh beautiful release memories
seek from my veins
and may be empty oh weightless
and maybe I will find some peace tonight
in the arms of the angel
fly away from here from this star cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you feel you are pulled
from the racket of your silent reverie
your in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here.
So tired of the straight line
and every where you turn and there's
vultures and thieves at your back
the storm keeps on twisting
keep on building the lies
that you make up for all that you lack
it don't make no difference
you escape them one last time
it is easier to believe then this sweet madness
oh there's glory or sadness that brings me to my knees
in the arms of the angel
fly away from here from this star cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you feel you are pulled
from the racket of your silent reverie your
in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here.
You in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here.

 




If You Came Back From Heaven
Lorrie Morgan


If you came back from heaven
I wouldn’t know what to say
I wouldn’t know what to do
If you came back from heaven
And I could look at you
Would I fumble for the words
Would I be a little shy
Would I bust right out with laughter
Or break right out and cry
Chorus
Oh, if you came back from heaven
Would it be like it was then
Could we pick up where we left off
And try it all again
Oh, if you came back from heaven
It would freeze me in my tracks
And I hope God knows if he let you go
I’d never send you back
Do your kisses feel the same
Do you still have the same touch
Will you whisper to me softly
That you missed me so much
Have you heard all my prayers
When I lay down at night
Did you feel my body
When I held my pillow tight
Bridge
And if God forbid
You leave this earth again while I sleep
I hope he knows if you go
You’ll be bringing me
Repeat chorus


Slipped Away
Artist: Avril Lavigne


I miss you, miss you so bad
I don't forget you, oh it's so sad
I hope you can hear me
I remember it clearly

The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won't be the same
Ooooh

Nah nah la la la nah nah

I didn't get around to kiss you
Goodbye on the hand
I wish that I could see you again
I know that I can't

Oooooh
I hope you can hear me cause I remember it clearly

The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won't be the same
Ooooh

I had my wake up
Won't you wake up
I keep asking why
And I can't take it
It wasn't fake
It happened, you passed by

Now your gone, now your gone
There you go, there you go
Somewhere I can't bring you back
Now your gone, now your gone
There you go, there you go,
Somewhere your not coming back

The day you slipped away
Was the day i found it won't be the same noo..
The say you slipped away
Was the day that i found it won't be the same oooh...

Nah nah, nah nah nah, nah nah
I miss you

 





What Hurts The Most
Artist: Bellefire

I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
That don't bother me
I can take a few tears now and then and just let them out

I'm not afraid to cry
Every once in a while
Even though going on with you gone still upsets me
There are days
Every now and again
I pretend I'm ok but that's not what gets me

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
Not seeing that love in you
Is what I was trying to do

It's hard to deal with the pain of losing you everywhere I go
But I'm doing it
It's hard to force that smile when I see your old friends and I'm alone

Still harder
Getting up, getting dressed
Dealing with this regret
But I know if I could do it over
I would trade
Give away
All the words that I say
Through my heart that I left unspoken

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
Not seeing that love in you
Is what I was trying to do

Is what I was trying to do
Oh wow oh wow

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away
And never knowing
What could have been
Not seeing that love in you
Is what I was trying to do

Is what I was trying to do
Yeah...
And never knowing
What could have been
Not seeing that love in you
Is what I was trying to do

What hurts the most



 

Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas Trees around the world below,
With tiny lights, like Heaven's Stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear,
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me. I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not so far away. We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me dear ones, you know I hold you dear
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I send you each a special gift from my heavenly home above
I send you each a memory of my underlying love,
After all "love" is the gift more precious than pure gold,
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do,
For I can't count the blessings or love he has for you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear,
Remember, I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.


- Author Unknown -





Precious Child
Karen Taylor-Good



In my dreams, you are alive and well
Precious child, precious child
In my mind, I see you clear as a bell
Precious child, precious child

In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart, there is hope
'Cause you are with me still

In my heart, you live on
Always there, never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever...in my heart

In my plans, I was the first to leave
Precious child, precious child
But in this world, I was left here to grieve
Precious child, my precious child

In my sole, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart there is hope
And you are with me still

In my heart you live on
Always there, never gone
Precious child, you left too soon,
'Tho it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart

God knows I want to hold you,
See you, touch you
And maybe there's a heaven
And someday I will again
Please know you are not forgotten until then

In my heart you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart





Above are a collection of poems that I either found on the Internet or have been given to me by friends. Many have no signature and are signed simply as 'Author Unknown'. If there are any poems here that belong to you, I apologize and I will credit your work to you. Thank you.