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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Poem dedicated to my son: "For the Child that could not Stay"

The children of the world, we think of everyday
But what about the ones, who
In this world
They could not stay.
Though loved and cared for from the start,
their Mommies and Daddies were forced to part.
Gone, but not forgotten, the memories never fade
Of Heaven’s little angels, for whom their souls we’ve prayed.

The tiny little babies, seen on a screen then gone,
the little ones born quiet without a yell or yawn.
The strong hearts somehow stifled, so early on in life.
“How could this happen to us?” cried parents filled with strife.

An empty crib, a silent room, an unused swing, a sense of gloom.
Reminders of the lives they’ve lost.
They’d bring them back at any cost.

Yet, somehow in the darkness, we
Find warmth in a light we cannot see.
And through our tears, our hope’s restored.
We know our child is with the Lord.

As seasons go by and birthdays are missed,
we’ll cherish the children, who’s foreheads we’ve kissed,
But, always remember the angels above,
Who showed us true heart ache,
Yet taught us to LOVE.

Written by Kali Anderson

5 comments:

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing this. It means a lot to me because of our little angel babies who we said good bye to. We always love and miss them, and it's difficult to express that sometimes. You have done it beautifully here.

Anthony Kladitis said...

Heather,
You are very welcome.
My friend wrote this for baby Anthony and I knew by posting it, it would help others that know the pain of child loss.

David Writer said...

A very touching poem. Reminds me of "He would be 16" by Michelle Wright. Different circumstances, but the same tone.

Joy Hill said...

very beautiful, sorry for your loss

Nancy Aubel said...

Anthony, this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.