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Miscarriage Poems - Child


A tiny life is growing,
Inside a cosy plac,
His arms and legs are flailing,
A smile is on his face.

His mother feels a tiny kick,
Upon her rounded tummy,
And waits impatiently for the day,
When she becomes a mummy.

The baby’s smile is fading,
But his eyes are open wide,
He knows that he’ll be leaving soon,
But will never see outside.

,There aren’t so many kicks now,
In fact there’s none at all,
Gran says that baby’s sleeping,
And keeps knitting up his shawl.

His life is draining quickly
But no-one knows a thing,
A tiny smile fleets his face,
When he hears his mother sing.

He knows that he’ll remember her,
And the things he heard her say,
Peacefully and happily,
The baby drifts away.

Mummy knows that something’s wrong,
And is at the clinic before too long,
A scan is done and doctor says,
'I’m sorry, baby’s gone'.

The grief is overwhelming,
The sadness takes its toll,
Friends and family gather round,
As he’s buried in his shawl.

As time goes by and lapses on,
His mother sheds a tear,
And hears these words inside her head:

'Mum I’m always here,
I’ll never ever leave you,
Although you may not know,
I’ll be beside you every day,
Through laughter, joy and woe.
You’ll never need to miss me,
For I am in your heart,
And though we’re in two different worlds,
We’ll never be apart'.

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