Holiday Poems For Those Who’ve Lost A Child
Holiday Poems For Those Who’ve Lost A Child
The holidays are one of those times that parents who have loved and lost feel bittersweet. You imagine your child sitting by the tree unwrapping gifts, sipping egg nog at the table, playing with their brothers and sisters, singing Christmas carols. You find yourself appreciating what you have yet still grieving for what you have lost. I have been feeling the same way, hence why I am writing this post.
These poems were written by me in the last couple of days. I find writing to be a great outlet for feelings and encourage others to do so as well. They don’t have to be works of art, just feelings from your heart. It helps. Maybe some of my words will touch you in some way. I hope the good Lord helps mend your hearts this special time of the year and the whole year through.
Merry Christmas From Heaven
Merry Christmas from heaven,
The happiest time of the year.
I know you are thinking about me,
But please partake in the cheer.
I’m the star that sits on your tree top,
Shining brightly and proud,
The barely heard whisper in your ear,
When you think nobody’s around.
When you sing your favorite carols,
I’m the chorus in every song.
When you gaze upon my picture,
I’m in the eyes that make you feel warm.
I know every day you are hurting,
Sometimes you sneak off and you cry.
I see those tears here in heaven,
And I’m the tissue that helps dry your eyes.
It’s Christmas, please don’t pine for me,
Heaven is a beautiful place.
There’s no sorrow, no pain and no nightmares,
The best dreams are lived while awake.
I know you are missing me greatly,
But a part of me never let go,
I’m the smile on my sibling’s faces,
I’m the angels they make in the snow.
Please don’t blame God for my passing,
Please do not ever blame yourself.
God had this in his plans for me,
Though you wish he chose somebody else.
Death couldn’t ever come between us,
Your faith, please don’t let it break,
I’m standing right here by your shoulder,
In every breath that you take.
So gather around the tree mommy,
Let loved ones bring holiday joy.
For I will celebrate with you,
I’ll forever be your little boy.
How to Smile Again at Christmastime
How do you smile at Christmas when your world is gone?
How do you learn to laugh through all the tears?
When the bearer of every hope and dream you’ve ever had,
Is ripped away from you, it’s every parent’s greatest fear.
How do you learn to put one foot in front and carry on?
How do you glue together the pieces of your heart?
When everything you’d live and die for had to leave this world,
And you were left behind feeling like you’ve fell apart.
It seems impossible to learn how to laugh again,
It seems impossible to find peace from within.
When the trenches are so deep you’re tripping everywhere,
There’s a hand to hold to pull you to safety again.
Over time you’ll find a way to reclaim your life,
Though I won’t lie it will never be the same,
You will appreciate what you do have, but miss the one(s) you’ve lost,
And eventually, you’ll see the sun peak through the rain.
How do you smile at Christmastime without your child?
How do you celebrate while you still hurt so bad?
You learn to keep the memory of that child alive,
You embrace the good times and be thankful for what you had.
And you have to know that death is not an ending,
There’s a guardian angel behind every loss you’ve ever had.
Pray to God for peace, and you will surely feel it come,
It works for me most every day I’m feeling sad.
I smile and I remember there’s an angel near,
One I’ll get to hold in my arms again, one sweet day.
And then all of the pain will leave me forevermore,
And I’ll never have to let him go again.
My Christmas Angel In The Sky
Today is Christmas Eve, oh what a lovely day,
The gifts are neatly wrapped, the tree trimmed all the way.
The food is on the plate, the Christmas music hums,
But there’s an empty chair, where there should not be one.
Today should be your day, eyes shining bright with glee,
The day for hopes and dreams, and gifts under the tree.
You’d unwrap in a rush, as excited children do,
And smile with jubilee from what Santa brought for you.
But this year you’re not here, it’s not such a lovely day,
The gifts are here it’s true, but not one that bears your name.
The Christmas in my mind, is just a fantasy,
I’ll never get the gift back, the Lord once gave to me.
My greatest gift of all, I was forced to let it go,
There’s a hand not here to hold, 2 less footprints in the snow.
Tomorrow on Christmas morn, I will look up to the skies,
And tell you, ”Merry Christmas, and I love you, child of mine.”
The world may not be home, to my baby, anymore,
But I know he still can hear me, as he stands at heaven’s door.
The brightest Christmas angel, the world has ever known,
Illuminates the heavens, such a light I see from home.
You’re in every moonlit evening, and in every mid-day sun,
And I know this day and always, to my heart is where you come.
Today I’ll crack a smile and laugh, when no one else knows why,
Because I can feel your presence, my sweet angel in the sky.
(We wait for Santa, track him and open gifts on x-mas eve here, to clarify.)
**All poems copyright by Shelly @ Twinpossible 2016. All rights reserved.**
I hope despite your loss or losses, that you can look up to the heavens and smile this Christmas, knowing you have someone watching you and protecting you each and every day. Someone who will remain in your heart until the day that you die, and then you will see your beautiful angel once again. There will be no more good-byes.
Happy holidays to all!
(Our angels included.)