This post is a compilation of pregnancy loss and miscarriage poems.
One of the hardest things any parent can ever go through is the loss of their unborn child. It leaves behind a certain type of grief, a special type, that no one can comprehend except those who have gone through it.
During those darkest days, there are few words of comfort. A miscarriage poem can help parents to express their inner thoughts and feelings when they struggle to find the words.
In this post, you will find:
- miscarriage poems for mothers
- poems for fathers
- short but sweet poems
- poems for angel babies in heaven
I hope that these verses provide you with comfort during this difficult time in your life and give you the inspiration to pen your own poem, if you so desire.
Miscarriage Poems for Moms
For moms, losing a child is one of the most heart-breaking experiences they can go through.
Here are some poems that talk about grief and loss that I hope give grieving mothers some solace.
“What Makes a Mother“
by Jennifer Wasik
I thought of you and closed my eyes And prayed to God today. I asked what makes a Mother And I know I heard him say: “A Mother has a baby This we know is true.” “But God can you be a Mother When your baby’s not with you?” “Yes, you can,” He replied With confidence in His voice “I give many women babies When they leave is not their choice.” “Some I send for a lifetime And others for a day. And some I send to feel your womb But there’s no need to stay.” “I just don’t understand this, God I want my baby here.” He took a breath and cleared His throat, And then I saw a tear. “I wish I could show you What your child is doing today. If you could see your child smile With other children and say: “We go to earth and learn our lessons of love and life and fear. My mommy loved me oh so much I got to come straight here. I feel so lucky to have a mom Who had so much love for me. I learned my lessons very quickly My Mommy set me free. I miss my Mommy oh so much But I visit her each day. When she goes to sleep On her pillow’s where I lay. I stroke her hair and kiss her check And whisper in her ear “Mommy don’t be sad today, I’m your baby and I’m here.” So, you see my dear sweet one Your children are okay. Your babies are here in My home And this is where they’ll stay. They’ll wait for you with me Until your lesson is through. And on the day that you come home They’ll be at the gates for you. So now you see what makes a mother It’s the feelings in your heart. It’s the love you had so much of Right from the very start. Though some on earth may not realize that you are a Mother until their time is done. They'll be up here with me one day and know you're the best one.
“can you look at it” i asked,
to say those words
my head was in my uterus
my womb was in my skull
he saw the panic in my blood
the holes in my eyes
he must have thought
i wasn’t sure
that i needed him to verify
but i only needed
to not be the only one to see
and so he looked
and met me there
in the dark
Missed We’ll never meet, my sweet. Three weeks after that clear ray of relief and hope your light went out. Mere minutes in before those brutal words, so gently said, that pulled me into pieces: “I’m so sorry but this little one didn’t make it.” We don’t know why it wasn’t your time. Unending whys, what ifs and buts and choked cries isn’t bringing you back. I lie here scrunched, shocked, shivering. The rollercoaster of excitement, anticipation, apprehension suspended, stopped short. Now we grieve. Not ready for the world, but always in our hearts. So wanted, so precious, so sorry, sleep tight.
at the end of it all they told me that you
were a cluster of cells, nothing more
while I had you, everything but you
was a cluster of cells
where I was
and I loved you from year
the language of policing
applied to my body
don’t paint the nursery
don’t don’t don’t
don’t eat the forbidden
on a chart marks the weeks
4 poppy seed
5 apple seed
6 sweet pea
you were a sweet pea when i met you and you’ll always be a sweet pea
9 green olive
grows no more
I learnt the song that expresses my hope for your future. It is full of promises – No more weeping, No more hurt or pain – ‘You hold me now’ is the heartfelt refrain. I weep as I practice releasing these words, Wishing that you had heard my cries, Known my heartache, As I brought you forth, Tiny, remarkably formed, Yet already dead, Unable to be warmed by my arms, Or nursed at my breast. Your tiny hands, Too small even to have clutched at my finger. I lingered as long as I dared, Already aware that this body held no soul, No spirit. No breath. Death is cruel. Jesus wept. Your funeral day, Filled with family you’ll never know on this earth, A birth without future night feeds Or nappies, no happy smiles, Or giggles for your siblings, No kisses for your hurts, Just a tiny bed, Tucking you in with a handful of dirt. A beautiful day, Glorious blue sky, Crisp and fresh, Wisps of clouds drift by on a breeze Which bites my face, numbs my hands. We stand and speak words of life, Witnessing to the truth of hope, Amid the grief, And I sing you those words of lullaby. ‘No weeping. No hurt or pain.’ He holds you now. I wish I could too.
by Julia Marsiglio, the miscarriage poet
Heaven didn’t need an angel you were too beautiful for Earth. You, my little baby love certainly did not deserve to die before your birth. So to those who seek to comfort and to be a friend to us remember that for no reason you can think of can make reasonable this death.
“This Is My Goodbye to You“
by Tracy Whitcomb
This is my goodbye to you, Sweet child whom I will never meet. My baby boy all dressed in blue, Or precious girl with tiny feet. This is where I let you go, God had a different plan for me. But this is what you need to know, I’ll love you for eternity. I wish that I could give you my life, I’ll miss your little dimpled smile. I’ll dream I held your hand in mine, And watched you sleep a little while. This is when I fall apart, Your laughter I will never hear. Your words will never reach my heart, And thoughts of you bring only tears. I’m sorry I can’t be your mom, But I know I prayed that I would be. You were my hope, my heart, and soul, An angel sent to complete me. So this is why I say goodbye, There’s nothing I can do but grieve. I have to let you go and try, To find what plan God has for me.
“My Dear Emmanuella”
by Ruth Pirie
There will never be a day that goes by, where I do not think of you. I will always think about what you would have looked like I will always wonder how it would have felt to hold you in my arms I will always miss not having the chance to comfort you, soothe you and nurse you I will always wonder what it would have been like to have you here with us. My beautiful child, I know your passing will teach me to be stronger I know your passing will teach me to be more anchored in my faith I know your passing will teach me to be more grateful for all that I have been blessed with. For you my baby, I will try and hold my head high and be strong, because I was privileged enough to nurture you for those few precious weeks I will always feel honored to have had experienced the miracle of carrying you in my womb. I will never forget you I love you And I pray that I will be able to hold you, my beautiful Emmanuella, when it comes my time to leave this world.
“These are my footprints“
by Tamara Barker
These are my footprints, so perfect and so small. These tiny footprints, never touched the ground at all. Not one tiny footprint, for now I have my wings. These tiny footprints were meant for other things. You will hear my tiny footprints, in the patter of the rain. Gentle drops like angels tears, of joy and not from pain. You will see my tiny footprints, in each butterflies' lazy dance. I'll let you know I'm with you, if you give me just a chance. You will see my tiny footprints, in the rustle of the leaves. I will whisper names into the wind, and call each one that grieves. Most of all, these tiny footprints, are found in mummy's heart, 'cause even though I'm gone now, we'll never truly part."
“To a Baby Who Was Never Born“
by Amy Douglas
A life inside me, a love so strong. She died inside me, but the love lives on. It broke my heart for her to go. I love her, I need her like she’ll never know. I never held her, or heard her cry, And I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. I never dressed her in tiny clothes, Or saw her smile as I tickled her toes. I cry for her in the night. It hurts so much, and no one can make it right.
Miscarriage Poems for Dads
Miscarriage is tough for mothers, but I also know it is tough for dads too. I hope this list of miscarriage poems resonates with any hurting fathers who need some words of comfort.
by Unknown Author
The world may never notice If a Snowdrop doesn't bloom, Or even pause to wonder If the petals fall too soon. But every life that ever forms, Or ever comes to be, Touches the world in some small way For all eternity. The little one we longed for Was swiftly here and gone. But the love that was then planted Is a light that still shines on. And though our arms are empty, Our hearts know what to do. Every beating of our hearts Says that we love you.
by Tom Krause
Your fingerprints are on my heart. Fingerprints that teach me about caring. Fingerprints that teach me about love. Fingerprints that teach me about courage. Fingerprints that teach me about hope. Fingerprints that bring me closer to my loved ones. Fingerprints that bring me closer to myself. In the time I cared for you my whole life changed -- never to be the same again All this from tiny fingerprints that touch my heart. You will live in my heart forever - never to be forgotten. I will always love you. You are my child.
“The Moment You Left Me“
by Unknown Author
The moment that you left me, My heart was split in two; One side was filled with memories; The other side died with you. I often lay awake at night When the world is fast asleep; And take a walk down memory lane With tears upon my cheek. Remembering you is easy, I do it every day; But missing you is a heartache That never goes away. I hold you tightly within my heart And there you will remain; You see life has gone on without you, But will never be the same.
“Save Me A Seat“
Sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair I never got a chance to hold you Or play with your hair You were taken away from me Even before birth But I loved you anyways For what it is worth You brought me great joy just knowing you were there And don’t think for a minute that I didn’t care I just wanted one look at your beautiful face But God took you away to a much better place I’m trying hard now to be really strong Can’t help feeling that I did something wrong Realizing that this must be part of His test I want you to know that I tried my very best As for right now the answers aren’t complete But I’ll see you in Heaven So save me a seat
“The hole you left“
You came like a bolt into my womb and into my heart. And then my body and my world fell down. You were so loved for that short time that I carried you. A paper cut-out of a life full of future. Crumpled, discarded. As a fluttered heartbeat …..stops….. and bloody pulp gets flushed away. My body throbs with your loss, achingly knowing you are not there. This is grief without the memories to anchor back to. Only the space where your tiny form would have parted the air is gone. I can still taste the place you would have been. In my plans. In my dreams. In my arms.
“The Grief Shuffle“
by Tanya Lord
It's the saddest dance
Invented by none
Danced by many
But not any fun
Take a step forward
Then two steps back
Step side to side
Try to stay on track
The music will change
It will always be new
The steps are unknown
You won't have a clue
The dance continues
We stumble and fall
We pick ourselves up
And love you through all
“Husna – Ever my Child“
by Fergus Carty
Child unknown, of my seed sown. Secret, years untold, til strength lost hold. Alone and could not tell. Hard fell the blow, of loss to know. Miscarriage cannot reveal, pain that will never heal. Alone and could not tell. My wife a note penned, of feelings without end. She asked me for a name. “Our Child must have a name”. My manly composure fell. Without a thought, my reply was prompt. Hussain for a boy, Husna for a girl. But how to tell? Each Child starts female, til God dictates male. So my Child came, to have her name. Beautiful Husna, this you I tell. We walked afar through our estate And saw a Star in the night sky late. It was Husna, that we could tell.
Short Poems for Miscarriage
These short and sweet poems about miscarriage summarize all there is to say in just a few short words.
I hope they bring you some peace.
“In My Heart“
by Unknown Author
In my heart That’s where you’ll be. And when I look up, I know I’ll see you, my baby Dancing, laughing, wild, and free.
“Rise and Fall“
Let the sunset remind you, That even the earth, Must succumb to the dark, Every now and then; But there is beauty to be found, In the rise and fall, Of not only the sun, But also you.
“P’u – Hua Fei Hua“
by Po Chu – I (772-846 A.D)
A flower and not a flower; of mist and yet not of mist; At midnight she was there; she went as daylight shone. She came and for a little while was like a dream of spring, And then, as morning clouds that vanish traceless, she was gone.
by Christy Ann Martine
Little dove I love you so but I know you had to go. So spread your wings and fly my love, soar above the world my dove. Paint the sky in indigo, let your graceful colors flow and I’ll search the sky for your rainbow.
“Miscarriage, pt 2“
I am mother of three angels
Stolen to Heaven before their time
Leaving only grief for us on Earth
Mommy loves you all
Poems For Angel Babies in Heaven
It is comforting to remember that your baby resides with God. Knowing this gives you the reassurance that one day, you will see your baby again.
“An Angel Never Dies“
by Unknown Author
Don't let them say, I wasn't born That something stopped my heart I felt each tender squeeze you gave I've loved you from the start. Although my body you can't hold, It doesn't mean I'm gone. This world was worthy, not, of me God chose that I move on. I know the pain that drowns your soul, What you are forced to face. You have my word, I'll fill your arms Someday we will embrace. You'll hear that it was "meant to be, God doesn't make mistakes" But that won't soften your worst blow... Or make your heart not ache. I'm watching over all you do, another child you'll bear. Believe me when I say to you, That I am always there. There will come a time, I promise you When you will hold my hand, Stroke my face and kiss my lips And then you'll understand. Although, I've never breathed your air, Or gazed into your eyes... That doesn't mean I never "was" An angel never dies.
by Kelly Lancor
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.
“Precious Little One“
I’m just a precious little one who
didn't make it there.
I went straight to be with Jesus,
but I’m waiting for you here.
Many dwelling here where I live
waited years to enter in.
Struggled through a world of sorrow,
a world marred with pain and sin.
Thank you for the life you gave me,
it was brief but don’t complain.
I have all Heaven’s Glory,
suffered none of earth’s great pain.
Thank you for the name you gave me.
I’d have loved to bring it fame.
But if I’d lingered in earth’s shadows,
I would have suffered just the same.
So sweet family - don’t you sorrow.
Wipe those tears and chase the gloom.
I went straight to Jesus` arms
from my loving Mother’s womb.
“My Forever Child“
by Susan Mosquera
You are a Precious Child
Created out of love,
a blessing from above.
I've adored you from the start,
and your little footprints touched my heart.
A single teardrop represents the millions I have cried.
My life never the same since you died.
I wish you could have stayed longer with me,
I'd watch you grow into all you could be.
Although we are apart,
You are always in my heart.
I dream of a joyful time when
we will be reunited once again.
Thoughts of you make me smile.
You will always be My Forever Child
Those of us who have gone through the terrible pain of pregnancy loss may feel like we’ll never be whole again. This feeling is normal, and with each passing day, we will become stronger and stronger.
However, make sure you do not go through this alone. Remember that you have friends and family, who will always be there for you.
I hope these miscarriage poems help to provide you some consolation during this tough time.