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Grief Poems Writings & Songs on Loss of Child: Feel Free to Share Yours

Jesse David & Taylor Mom

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The calendar has been replaced with a new one.

The batteries in the clock have been changed.

The trees have lost their leaves, twice now.

My life as I knew it, rearranged.

You lost the chance of a future.

Your potential went skywards with you.

Denied your first love and first heartbreak.

Your sister has lost her whole world too.

I cry more in the cover of darkness.

I hear your name whispered less on their lips.

I try to embrace the new memories.

But the pain; it just tears and it rips.

Time heals nothing.

I write to clear my head a little. It allows some sleep.

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Jesse David & Taylor Mom

Jodie, I am sorry for the loss of your dear daughter, Courtney. Thank you for posting your poem on this thread. There is a main thread many of us parents who have lost our beloved children post on, it is the Loss of an Adult Child, you are welcome to join the daily conversation there. Sending gentle thoughts.



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Jesse David & Taylor Mom


Partial Lyrics from Now We are Free, from last scene of movie, Gladiator


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I wrote this several years ago and every christmas i post it where ever i can.


What would i like for Christmas?
What would I like for Christmas?, you might say
the list i could tell you is so long.
peace on earth, goodwill to all men
sounds like the makings of a great little song.
What would i like for Christmas?, you repeat
and I will pause a while to think.
House all the homeless, protect all the weak,
Give all people safe water to drink.
What would I like for Christmas?, you insist,
I sense your patience is starting to break.
so before you get angry , I will try to explain
what I want for a great Christmas to make.
I would like to spend a moment of time
with my son who is no longer here.
To talk and to laugh, to play and to hold,
To see how he's grown, shed a tear.
I know what I ask is not possible,
though if you could grant my wish you would.
So instead I have only, ONE simple request,
It'll bring peace to my mind if you should.
On Christmas day, as you open your gifts,
As you spend time with those that you love.
Could you please spare a moment, just a second of time
For those that are in heaven up above.
Those who have lost, those who still grieve,
They will have the same one request.
Remember their loved ones, celebrate in their lives,
REMEMBER, and their minds will be at rest.
Leif Kelly
Ten Christmases now, and we miss you as much now as the first two.
We love you Zac and we miss you.

Zachary John Evans
26 May 1992 - 3 January 2006
Forever 13
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Mermaid Tears

Thank you Leif.....I think that is what is written on every parent's heart....


I use to know a Leif.....she lived in New Hampshire....our husbands were in the military during the Vietnam war....she moved to Alaska and I lost touch with her.....


I have always loved that name.....

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I miss you so much James mum xx❤️

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Jesse David & Taylor Mom

Thanks Georgina for posting your songs. I am going to add the one from the Loss of the Child Thread:



Lay me down

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I am adding two songs from the artist Lindsey Stirling. The first one is a song that I found on my son's computer that he would have watched right before his accident. He loved cold climates and was very non-traditional in his musical tastes so I can see why he was drawn to this video. Interesting as its release date was 2012, the same year as his transition.



The second song I noticed today. I am missing my son so much, this was one of the featured songs on Youtube by Lindsey.


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This is the poem from my son's funeral.  

A Picture  Of You

I only have a picture now,
A frozen piece of time,
To remind me of how it was,
When you were here, and mine.

I see your smiling eyes,
Each morning when I wake,
I talk to you, and place a kiss,
Upon your lovely face. 

How much I miss you being here,
I really cannot say,
The ache is deep inside my heart,
And never goes away.

I hear it mentioned often,
That time will heal the pain,
But if I'm being honest,
I hope it will remain.

I need to feel you constantly,
To get me through the day,
I loved you so very much,
Why did you go away?

The angels came and took you,
That really wasn't fair,
They took my  Son,
My future life. My heir.

If only they had asked me,
If I would take your place,
I would have done so willingly,
Leaving you this world to grace.

You should have had so many years,
To watch your life unfold,
And in the mist of this,
Watch me, your Mom grow old!

I hope you're watching from above,
At the daily tasks I do,
And let there be no doubt at all,
I really do love you.

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Jesse David & Taylor Mom

Wendy, thank you for sharing the poem on here. I think all the words in it so express our thoughts. I know, if only I could have died in my son's place, I would have. 

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I'm not very good at posting things or poems but I wanted to try and share the poem for my son Justin...I miss him beyond words .


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Jesse David & Taylor Mom

What so many hurting people need...


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This song was dedicated to the loss of the singer's friend.

Daniels Joik by Jon Henrik Fjallgren
lyrics in English;

Do you go with me still, my dear friend,
Although I no longer see you?
Are you still here on earth,
Just as you remain in my heart?
I lie there and ponder,
Its a deafly soundless around me.
The tears break through and falls,
In the memories of you.

An angel that was left behind,
Have now got its wings.
Where do you fly now, my angel?
Where do you fly now?

Are you flying through the pearly gates, tell me?
Or to the worlds end?
Are you flying beside me?
Or am I alone now?

Where ever you are my friend.
Where ever the path takes you.
Promise me you'll wait there,
Until we meet again.

I hope you're happy now.
As i was with you,
The pain you have suffered,
i hope its now gone.

Soar free, my dear friend.
You're free now.
And until we meet again,
Farewell, my angel

joik is a traditional form of Sami song

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Jesse David & Taylor Mom

On What is Lost

(from another forum, posted by a user, not me, but felt it was descriptive of what my life is now minus my sons)

If I died, would I cease to exist or would that create a different reality without me? 

I think it just creates a different reality without me in it. 

But it also creates a different reality for you because I won't be there. 

And in that reality -- since I am not there -- our reality will not have what I could add. 

Perhaps what I could add to the reality would add some color to the beauty.

But now that I am not here, the beauty that is here does not change, 

and like the flower of grass, it falls. 

The seasons change and the grass again grows,

but this time I am not here.   

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