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Stillbirth Poems - A Lament for my Baby

This poem beautifully captures a mother's enduring love for her stillborn baby.

A Lament for my Baby

I never got to hear you laugh,
You never saw me cry,
Didn't get a chance to say 'Hello',
You never said 'Goodbye'.
I didn't think that I could feel
So sad, lost and forlorn.
I never knew God chose his Angels
Before some of them were born.
Your life was short yet special,
I shared it all exclusively.
I felt you breathe, I felt you kick,
You were alive inside of me.
Every baby is an Angel,
And every Angel is divine,
God needed one in Heaven,
He came down and took mine.
And although we are not together,
We're not really apart,
For you'll always occupy a space
Deep within my heart.
Time has begun to ease my pain,
It's only some days now I cry
When I wish I could have said 'Hello'
And heard you say 'Goodbye'

~ Author Unknown

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The Miscarriage Association, ph 01924 200 799, offers support and advice to women, their partners and families who have experienced miscarriage. They have articles covering how you might feel after a miscarriage, special circumstances, trying again as well as by mothers who have experienced miscarriages.

SANDS is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.

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