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

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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!

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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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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
Alicia
I am so sorry. I have had 4 miscarriages and a stillbirth at 36 weeks. I understand how the pain seems to never fade.
R
We lost our baby at term and this poem touched me beyond words.
Candice
IT was a very good poem it remined me of my 6 month od neice and God had a job for her
Leticia
WOW, that was beautiful. I lost my baby cousin on 12*5*04. She was born still born and we used this poem in part of her eulogy. It is a perfect way to express all of the emotions that we feel right now.
Justina
I just wanted you to know that after my 2 month year old nefew died from Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome this peom was very touching and i just want CHASE ALEXANDER to know that he will always be loved.
Venessa
The little boy i used to babysit (K. C.) drowned in a poolon September 22, 2004. I miss him as much as anyone could miss anything. I would do anything to bring him back.
courtney
I really respect your courage to write about your son's death. I too, lost a baby, my daughter 3 mths. ago to S. I. D. S. I can honestly say that that will be the hardest thing you will ever go through. thank you for being so brave. god bless you and ease your pain.
DEBBIE
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS POEM MY SELF HAVE HAD TWO CHILDREN THAT ARE TER-ILL I LOST ONE IN 93 AT FOUR YRS OLD . HIS BROTHER IS NOW ALMOST 13 AND DOING OK. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR POEM ABOUT YOUR PREECIOUS SON I THINK IT WELL HELP OTHER PEOPLE OUT TO KNOW THERE NOT A LONE.
Natalie
I'm so sorry about your baby. i don't know what it's llike to lose a baby, i'm only 11. your poem touched me so much. i even started crying when i read it. i hope you stay strong and keepm youe head up.
Amanda
My 17 month old neice was murdered by her mother and when i read this poem it really makes me feel better. but sometimes i wonder how people can seem so happy about it.
mel
Thanks for sharing. It helps a lot.
Angie
My 13 year old daughter passed away on December 6, 2002. I had this poem read at her funeral as it seemed to mirror my very thoughts and feelings that I was not able to express myself. Thank you Kelly for the lovely poem.
sue
what a beautiful poem kelly. i lost my grandson two years november. he was only 17 days old . and we all took it realy bad
Holly
Hi Kelly, i wanted to tell you i really liked your poem. My Sisters Baby died at the age of 25 days a couple of months ago and i found you poem the day after He had died and i read it at the funeral. I just wanted to say i really liked it and you helped me see things in a new light. i didnt want this young child to go but now i understand a little better. Thanks
Vicky
I lost a friend in a car accident last night and was looking for a poem to include with a letter to his family. Your poem is simple and beautifully written. God Bless all those who have been lost!
Ivy
I lost my daughter to SIDS very recently. This was a bauetiful poem. It struck a big part of my heart. I sometimes feel alone, now I know i'm not! Jade Sienna 3-13-2000 5-17-2000
Celeste
I really love your poem! It's really pretty. :)
Nikki
Out of all the poems I read I especially like this one. Even though itt was very sad I still put this safe in my heart!!!!!!
Ann
Keep writing Kelly even though the inspiration for this poem was the loss of your child...you have talent
Terri
I am so sorry for your loss. That poem was lovely. It brought tears to my eyes. Being a mother and having to lose a child is the hardest things in my life i had to deal with. They say with time it gets easier. But they are so wrong . there is not one day that goes by that i don't think of my daughter. Your poem came from your heart and that is where you will always have your son.
Mary
it tugs at your heart, beautiful poetry
Patricia
what a wonderful talent you have been blessed with. Your poem is fantastic. Thank you for sharing..your friend Pat
simone
i think is rally sad
Melissa
This poem was beautiful.Never loose faith in God!
cassie
I was looking for a friend whose child has passed away. This poem brougt tears to my eyes, and a lump in my throat. Being the parent of a disabled child that has been close to death as well made me feel as though someone finally understands. thank you. You have a beautifual gift for words
amanda
Sorry, things happen for reasons and your strong for for believing that. Great peom!!
shannon
i have a friend that lost a baby-words can't express her feelings of sadness. i found this poem and gave it to her and it actually helps her cope. this poem makes me cry when i read it.
Angel_Babe
This was a very touching poem and I admire it.
Robin
I lost my only child at age 15. I loved your poem.
Theresa
I know that Little Caleb will always be Kelly 's special Angel, the poem was a beautiful tribute to him
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