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Loss of Child Poems

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Loss of Child from Natural Causes

“Natural Disorder”

Poems can be a powerful way to convey emotions that can’t be expressed otherwise. Here’s the loss of a child poem about when life’s natural order is disrupted.

Natural Disorder

Life has an order
A strictly drawn border;
Between morning and night
Darkness and light;
Winter and spring
Courtship and ring.

To outlive a child
Feels like nature defiled.
I was supposed to leave first
I’ve been handed the worst
Fate that could ever exist.
There’s no way to persist.

Then I remember
The face of Mary, so tender
Who remained faithful
While the world was so hateful
And nailed her Son to a cross
I now know what she lost.

And after I cry, and rage, and scream
I wonder what Scripture means
“Blessed are those who mourn”
Because I am forlorn
I feel cursed, not blessed
Please relieve this distress.

Loss of Child from Illness

“Heal Me”

Losing a child who has been ill creates a special kind of heartbreak. As Revelation 21:4 reminds us, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” And while this can be tremendously comforting when remembering your child’s release, you still need help processing your own pain. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us so we can pray, listen, talk and cry together. It really does help.

Here’s a loss of child poem for parents whose children have died as a result of illness:

Heal Me

You slipped through my fingers like fast-running water
No matter how tightly I cupped my hand.
There’s nothing so precious as a son or a daughter
And your goes against every plan.

Nothing was tougher than watching you suffer
Until you went away.
I lost my way
And every day
I wondered if I could go on.

Despite this grief,
You’ve found relief.
The terrible toll
On your sweet soul
Is over, and I’m alone.

Your memory keeps me company
Always helping me to see
The Lord has plans for me.

So I wait. And remember. And love.
Taking my strength from your soul above.

Loss of Child from an Accident

“A Terrible Mistake”

Anyone who has lost a child as the result of an accident faces a special kind of grief. What kind of God would allow such a tragedy to happen? How can you live in a world that seems so random and uncaring? At times like these, it can be helpful to turn to Scripture: “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”—John 16:33

Here is a loss of a child poem for victims of accidents:

A Terrible Mistake

Everyone who believes in me shall never die.
Is it a lie?
Because I can’t bear to believe
That while I grieve
I’ll never see my child again.

The shock that they’re gone
Makes it hard to go on
I’m wandering in the dark.

A terrible mistake
Has left me awake
Will I ever sleep again?

I want to turn back the clock
Fix mistakes that have blocked
A happy life for all of us.
Please God, hear my prayer.
I need to know you are there.

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Loss of Child from Violence

“Torn Asunder”

A child who dies as the result of violence can plunge parents into a terrible void. We’re here to remind you that the Son of God also suffered a violent death. And through support, prayer, and faith, you can be guided back to the place of hope that Jesus’s death affords. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.”—John 3:16

For parents whose children have died through violence, here is a loss of a child poem:

Torn Asunder

Light my lamp, Lord
A child was adored
And now lives by your side
While I reside
In a place I can’t hide
From this tremendous pain

When a life is taken
It’s an abomination.
I am crushed in spirit.
Do you hear it?
Please come to me now
And teach me how
To move through the world again.

When a child is taken
God is forsaken.
I don’t want that for me
Please help me to see
Their death isn’t vain
And all this pain
Brings me nearer
It’s never been clearer
I need you.

Feeling Hopeless from a Loss of a Child

“Looking for Light”

Children represent the future. Losing a child can make you feel hopeless. We understand; it happened to us. If you need to grieve in a Christian environment, please reach out. We are here to walk you back to the light, where God intends. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”—Romans 15:13

For those seeking hope in an incredibly dark time, here is a loss of child poem for you:

Looking For Light

My child has died
And I can’t hide
From pain, and loss, and grief.
It’s beyond belief.

There’s no recovery
From the discovery
Life won’t be the same

Fix my eyes on the unseen, Lord
Help me see what’s eternal
My heart’s pierced with a sword
And life feels infernal

Help me to cope
Bring me the hope
Jesus brought to this Earth
With his miraculous birth.

Resurrect me
So that I can see
How to live with this sorrow
For a peaceful tomorrow

Healing through hope

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