This poem was written for my son, Caleb Aaron who past away on July 9, 1997.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Poems about Death

Silent Child
My silent child
our precious baby,
Close to my heart
I'll keep you with me.
An important job
God has for you,
There is love to give,
and work to do.

He needs an angel
strong but small,
To shine light on many
and give love to all.
Before you go
I give you this,
half my heart
and one last kiss.

We'll miss you dearly
that we know,
But by God you were
chosen,
So to heaven, you must go

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  • pam
    So heartfelt and sweet
  • Ginger
    This poem was beautiful. My friend just lost her newborn granddaughter and I emailed it to her. She was very touched.
  • Tara
    I would like to use this poem on my sons headstone if you dont mind. My son was born on August 18, 2004 and died on August 19, 2004 which happens to be my birthday My son died because of the hospital i was at didnt have the equipment they needed for a 16 week early baby i was 24 weeks pregnat and went into labor and as much trauma the dr put him through he couldnt make it. I mean me and his dad are both white and my son looked like he was black cause all of the brusies he had. but i thought id just share my story maybe itll help someone one day
  • cindy
    this is very touching. I was looking for something to read at my grandson's grave for his 1st birthday. 3-25-07T Thank you!
  • Brigette
    THIS POEM SUMS UP THE LOSS OF A CHILD AT ANY AGE. I LOST MY FIRST BORN SON IN 1991 FROM S. I. D. S. I HAVE 3 MORE CHILDREN NOW AND I AM BLESSED FOR THAT. I AM GETTING READY TO REMEMBER HIS 16TH BIRTHDAY IN A FEW DAYS AND ITS HEART BREAKING. TO ALL HAVE LOST A CHILD,MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU.
  • Jennifer
    Hey kelly im sorry for your loss that poem is so good i started crying my nephew died just resently his name was Lyrik he died on August,2,2006 he was 2 months old. thank you for sharing that poem it really helps alout of people
  • Victoria
    I am really touched by your poem. I too have losted a child. I was really moved. It says it all. Exactly, how I feel as well. Thanks for posted your poem. It helps those of us who have losted a child.
  • Nicole
    I just lost my first born a little boy. My husband and I have on other childern he was our first. I am having a hard time copping, but when I read poems about babies and heaven it reminds me that he is in a better place. Thank you for your poem.
  • Jennifer
    I've been looking for a poem like this to express my thoughts about the loss of my son, Patrick Michael whom I lost from premature birth a year ago this month. He was one hour old when he passed, I wrote a letter to him and put it in his casket and told him the same thing in the letter, that God had important things for him to do and that I hoped it was to be a beacon of light for those in their darkest hours. Thank you for this poem, it is beautiful.
  • Linda
    I have a sister-in-law that lost a baby boy 1 hour after he was born. That would be one year ago today, February 8,2006. We all got together and put together a scrap book and I needed a poem to put on my page and this one was perfect, absolutely perfect. Thank you so much from someone who couldn't quite find the words to express the way they felt.
  • Atiana
    Beautiful. This really touched me as I only lost my little one 4 months ago.
  • elnora
    My son was born three months premature as a result of an assault, he weighed 1lb 6oz. on 9-13-2005. He was doing good and coming home soon and on November 12, 2005 i got a call from the NICU saying his heartrate was dropping. When I got to the hospital they unhooked his tubes for me to hold him. I had to sit there and watch my son die in my arms. There was nothing the doctors could do. I cried bc i felt that i had failed as a mother and as his protector. This poem makes me look at this situation as my son is safe and he is now watching over me, everyday.
  • donna
    very moving as a mother of 5 sons i cannot comprehend how it must feel to lose a child.
  • Chantal
    a beautifully written poem! i lost my little boy to sids just this year and i love reading poems about a parents feelings, just to know that i am not alone.
  • Stephanie
    I love this poem. It reminds me of when my daughter went to heaven JULY 1, 2001. She died at birth. She would have been 4 today.
  • Anita
    Kelly, Thank you for your poem, Silent Child. We just lost our precious grandson on Friday. My daughter was 8 months pregnant and his was a stillbirth. He was their first child. Their grief is so raw. Your poem is comforting. Anita
  • Tina
    This poem was very touching
  • MIRANDA
    THIS POEM REALLY I MEAN REALLY TOUCHED ME TODAY I HAD LOST MY SON WHEN I WAS 6 MONTHS PREGNANT MY WATER HAD BROKE AND 5 DAYS LATER I HAD LOST MY SON AND THIS POEM IS HOW I FEEL I HOPE THIS POEM TOUCHES MANY MORE PARNETS WHO HAD LOST A CHILD OR MISCARRIAGE THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR BEATIFUL POEM
  • Joanne
    I sent you a email
  • Donna
    I was looking for a poem to give to my sister, who lost her baby at 20 weeks pregnant, I really liked your poem, it touched me and I know she`ll feel the same way. xx
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