A poem for pregnancy loss and stillbirth

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.
For every beating of our hearts
Says that we love you.

Author Unknown

This beautiful poem was posted by Feileacain  (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland),  a newly formed not for profit organisation. Find out more at http://www.feileacain.ie/


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. feistybluegecko
    Feb 17, 2011 @ 08:29:21

    Powerful. Beautiful. So fitting.
    Thank you xx


  2. Imelda McGrattan
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 16:13:45

    I wrote this 2 years after losing my baby on 25 Feb 1997


    I lost my baby now 2 years past
    The pain it seems to last and last
    I close my eyes and scream within
    I cry her name again and again
    I see her little shape in the palm of my hand
    Her eyes, arms, legs, fingers, toes
    Why she had to go God only knows
    I’ll never forget her, she’ll never be gone
    For Eve in my heart you will always belong
    Though I carried you only for them short weeks
    These years without you have been a little bleak
    So smile down on your mum, tell me your fine
    I lost you, oh child of mine ………..


  3. Martine Brennan
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 10:07:49

    Hugs Imelda…..beautiful words xx


  4. nancyspoint
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 21:35:43

    Marie, Just a beautiful poem containing such a meaningful message within its words. Even the lives of these tiny lost beings are precious and loved.


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