After Keith died, I wanted to write a poem expressing my love for him and the pain of his passing.  I haven't written a poem in 14 years and I didn't have much success.  So, I looked on the web for poems.  The following is what I found.  I have included credits when they were given.  If you find your poem here, uncredited, please let me know.   I, also, altered the poems, slightly, to fit my situation better.  If that is not acceptable to you, I will remove your poem from this page.

Dear Mommy and Daddy,

When you wonder the meaning
of life and love
Know that I am with you
Close your eyes and feel me kissing you
in the gentle breeze across your cheek

When you begin to doubt
that you shall ever see me again
Quiet your mind and hear me
I am in the whisper of the heavens
Speaking of your love

When you lose your identity
When you question who you are,
Where you are going
Open your heart and see me
I am the twinkle in the stars
smiling down upon you
Lighting the path for your journey

When you awaken each morning
Not remembering your dreams
But feeling content and serene
Know that I was with you
Filling your night with thoughts of me

When you linger in the remnant pain
Wholeness seeming so unfamiliar
Think of me
Know that I am with you
Touching you through the shared tears
Easing the pain

As the sunrise illuminates the desert sky
In that breathtaking brilliance, awaken your spirit
Think of our time together, all too brief, but ever brilliant
When you were certain of us, together
When you were certain of your destiny

Know that God created that moment in time,
Just for us
I am with you always.

All Those Months
by Margery Cordukes

Your little heart beating so strongly
All those months is silent.
Your little arms and legs
Moving so vigorously are still.

Milk falling like tears from your mothers breasts
Will never nourish you.
Your eyes will never sparkle again
Your little voice forever silent.

Your mother holds you in her arms,
Timidly kisses your soft, smooth cheek
Caresses your tiny fingers
And whispers your name with tears.

She dreams of holding you
Of watching you smile and grow
Her love is always with you
A love only a mother could know.

An Empty Cradle
by Rebecca Wisniewski

An Empty Cradle
An infant son gone forever
Sadness comforts me

His presence lingers
Warm tears ease my deep sorrow
He's safe and at peace.

My peace will come, too
My heart will keep him forever
For love endures all things.

byTeresa Kaepernick

My precious baby boy is dead,
Seems all I do is cry.
I had so many dreams for him,
Why did he have to die?

The nursery stands empty now
done in Winnie-the-Pooh,
Won't someone wake me from this dream?
God, tell me it's not true.

I feel an aching deep inside
It penetrates the marrow,
As if someone has pierced my heart
And now they twist the arrow.

They tell me that with passing time
This pain inside will heal,
I know they only want to help
But they can't know how I feel.

That babe was such a part of me
I'd rather been the one,
To leave this earth and those I love
Than have it be my son.

My only consolation is that
He gets the best of care,
And plays with all the angels now
Who love him so up there.

A Thought, a Wish, a Hope, a Prayer
by Patricia

Our child came to us as a thought,
a thought that we had love to share
a thought that we would come to care
so very much for this first child.

Our child came to us with a wish,
a wish that he'd grow strong and proud,
a wish that we would be allowed
to grow with him, with this first child.

Our child came to us with a hope,
a hope that he would laugh and play
throughout his childhood, day by day,
while we watched over this first child.

Our child came to us with a prayer,
a prayer that he'd be safe and sound,
a prayer that love would soon abound
throughout our house for this first child.

Our first child left us with a thought,
a thought that life was not secure,
a thought that nothing is ever sure,
and then he was gone, and with him our thoughts.

Our first child left us with a wish,
a wish that time had been more kind,
a wish that we find peace of mind,
and then he was gone, and with him our wishes.

Our first child left us with a hope,
a hope that he was safe above,
a hope that he had known our love,
and then he was gone, and with him our hopes.

Our first child left us with a prayer,
a prayer that we remember him,
a prayer that we can start again,
and then he was gone, and with him our prayers.

I Will Never Forget The Feeling
by Tammy Fisher

I will never forget the feeling
When my life was torn apart
No matter how hard I try
It will never leave my heart
I never got the joy
of hearing his little cry
I never got to say hello
But only a sad good-bye
He laid very still
As I held him to my heart
My darling little boy
Why did we have to part
The only thing I asked
Was someone tell me why?
But no one had the answer
Why this young life had to die
Even though he's gone
I never will forget
The time we had together
Or the first time that we met
Baby Keith knows I Love him
And I know he's safe
I never will forget
That beautiful little face....

His Journey's Just Begun
by Ellen Brenneman

Don't think of him as gone away -
his journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets -
this earth is only one.

Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.

And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost -
And he was loved so much.

My Two Sides
by Sherri

Why did this have to happen to us?
You may never know the answer to that.

Am I being punished?
How could you think of anything so precious as being a punishment?

I feel so empty.
Yes, but this was not always so. Remember how long you had him with you.

I don't know if I can bear this pain.
It is tremendous, but you chose to take your pain - and his.

Would it have been better if I had not known you at all?
No. You are so blessed to have been touched by this life.

I wanted you so badly.
Oh, but he wanted you too. You were chosen from all the others.

I had so much love to give.
And you did. He knew nothing but your love.

I would have been a good mother to you.
You were. You made the decision only a good mother could.

I wanted to have you with me forever.
He will always be with you. To love, time does not exist.

I would give anything to hold you once more.
You will hold him in your heart forever.


Mother, I am 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 the 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, Mommy, I'm everywhere!

Living on the Love He Left Behind
By Chely Wright

I'm holding on to everything that's part of him
I'll hold him in my heart till I can hold him in my arms once again
but until then, I'm living on the love he left me
and he gave me so much love, in such a little time
and that kind of love is hard to find
one day we'll meet again in that sweet by and by
and until we're back together, I'm living on the love he left behind....


It wasn't your turn to go;
You didn't even get a chance to live,
but knowing you will always be safe and in peace,
is the best thing God could give;
I'll never forget you sweet Keith
and the pain will never go away,
but I know I'll see you when my time comes;
until then, I will talk to you when I pray.

Author Unknown

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 a 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 here
He took a breath and cleared His throat
And then I saw a tear.

I wish I could show you
What your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile
With 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 lesson very quickly
My mommy set me free.

 I miss my Mommy oh so much
But I visit her each day.
When she goes to sleep
On her pillow's where 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 one
Your children are ok
Your babies are here in My home
And this is where they'll stay.

They'll wait for you with Me
Until your lesson is 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 you know you're the best one!


A little snowflake floated down from heaven
one warm summer day
but before I could reach to hold it,
it began to melt away

Its form held amazing beauty
I wanted so to hold it near
yet when I held my little snowflake
all I had left was just a tear

It wasn't time for snowflakes
and although for now all I can pray
is that I will see my little snowflake
some crisp, clean, joyful day

For I am trusting in the Lamb of God
to make me white as snow
and when my days are over
to my little snowflake I will go.......

 I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me,
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now. He set me free.

He is holding our baby
in the palm of His hand,
Protecting and loving him.
The same hand that scatters
the stars, holds the planets
in balance, and parts the
night sky with each dawn,
has chosen our son
to be with Him.

My Sweet Boy
Author Unknown

Please don't be so sad,
I miss you so much too.
Its beautiful here where I am,
But I worry a lot about you.
I sleep with angels watching me,
There's only love up here.
I'm never lonely or afraid,
'Cause God's so very near.

I walk with Jesus everyday,
He's very kind and sweet.
Don't worry Mom; He holds my hand
When we cross a golden street.
I never cry or hurt myself,
I see you everyday...
I laugh and play and sing a lot,
and hear you when you pray.

Please Mommy, Don't be mad at God,
You see, He loves me too.
And even though you're not here with me,
I'm really still there with you.