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Poetry Gift

by Jill Lemming
Vandalia, OH

Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 

SWEET HEAVENLY CHILD

THE EMPTY WOMB

WE'LL NEVER SAY GOODBYE

A LOST CHILD, A MOTHER'S PRAYER

GOD'S CHILD

 

SWEET HEAVENLY CHILD

Tiny baby, in my heart,
I ache to hold you near...
before I even knew you,
I felt your presence here.

Inside my womb I kept you,
ever peaceful from the storm...
I knew that you were always safe
and I knew that you were warm.

I never thought I'd lose you
before I saw your face...
but I know that you are happy
and living in a better place.

God must have spared my baby
from some unknown tragedy...
I know He'd never be unkind
or bring hurt and pain to me.

The days ahead will try me
as I come to terms with grief...
but through it all, there's comfort,
and God is my relief.

He'll hold me in His arms awhile
and shelter me with care...
time will take away the pain,
but the love will still be there.

THE EMPTY WOMB

I carried you so lovingly,
within my gentle womb...
and little did I realize,
your life would end too soon.

I never got the chance to say
"I love you, little one"...
before I held you in my arms,
your life on earth was done.

The grief is indescribable,
to lose a child this way...
all the many hopes and dreams,
just vanished on that day.

I know I'll see the sun shine bright
upon my baby's face...
when I finally get to heaven,
all my pain will be erased.

We'll soar the skies together,
as angels two by two...
we'll have a sweet reunion;
a mother's dream come true.

WE'LL NEVER SAY GOODBYE

Mommy, I need to tell you something,
that I hope will help you see...
I'm not sad in heaven,
because God is here with me.

It was on the day I left you,
that I saw the tears you cried,
but please don't worry 'bout me;
God keeps me by His side.

I'll save a place here for you,
in heaven next to me...
where we can be together,
the way you wanted us to be.

For now, please know I love you,
and dry those tears you cry...
I'll wait for you in heaven,
where we will never say goodbye.

A LOST CHILD, A MOTHER'S PRAYER

Lord, the child you formed within my womb, was taken suddenly from me...
and all that's left is emptiness
and questions running free.

I would've been a good mother,
I would've loved this child so much...
I would have given all I have
for his precious tender touch.

I pray for strength and wisdom,
as I face these trying days...
Lord, help me understand the truth,
and trust in all Your ways.

I may not know the reason
my child is not with me...
but I know He's safe in heaven,
with You, for eternity.

Please tell my child I love him,
and I'll see him in the sky...
I'll hold him close forever,
and sing him lullabyes.

No more tears or hardship,
no more pain to bear...
face to face I'll see him;
just tell him I'll be there.

GOD'S CHILD

The hugs will have to wait awhile,
the smiles are put on hold...
until I get to heaven,
the story goes untold.

This child was never meant to be,
nor intended for this earth...
God chose to take her as His own,
before He gave her birth.

And the pain of never knowing,
all the milestones she would face...
has left an empty hole inside
that nothing can replace.

Take care of her, please Father,
and hold her close for me...
the empty arms I have today,
will be full in eternity.

I'll hold her in my heart for now,
until my time has come...
to run to her with open arms,
when my earthly race is won.

 

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