Welcome to the poetry corner! Not all of the poems you'll find here are SIDS specific, there are poems about loss in general, some are about friendship and some are just inspirational. The title and author are listed where known. If you come across a poem that doesn't have the author or title and you know it please email and let me know so I can correct it.
Following are two special poems written by SIDS moms in the email group, I hope you like them as much as I did.
I have a broken heart you see,
I have for many years,
My son, he went to heaven,
And I can't stop the tears,
They say SIDS took him away from me,
But I don't understand,
Why my healthy little baby boy,
Will never grow to be a man,
I need him in my life today,
Next week and tomorrow,
Just like the other Moms and Dads,
who share my pain and sorrow,
So many years I felt alone,
All broken hearted and cheated,
And sometimes I was made to feel,
Like my grieving wasn't needed.
But I found a group of Moms and Dads,
Who are hurting just like me,
I have found my strength and support,
Written by Marge Penrod
10/02/92 - 12/07/92
(Started writing on 9-15-02 Finished on 9-17-02)
Thinking of you, Little Angel,
On this "special" day
The very day so long ago
That GOD took you away
To a better place for you to dwell
And proudly wear your wings
Where you can run and laugh and play
And send us sweet angel dreams.
You are missed, Dear Angel,
By friends and family
And by all those
Whose hearts you have touched
Through this wonderful group,
Written by Lori Westfall
Quotes and Short Verses
This link to a song and lyrics at the Compassionate Friends Website was shared with me by several people, so I thought I would share it with all of you. Note: In order to hear the song on their page, you will have to have Real Player installed on your sytem.
I've had the pleasure of exchanging some emails with Virginia Ellis and she said it was okay for me to place some links on the site to her poetry. I love her poems, particularly one titled "Angel in your pocket". It's a really sweet poem, but I liked her other poems too so rather than try to post a few here I thought it would be easiest to simply link to the pages of her poems.
Virginia Ellis Poetry:
I hope these poems and stories give you some comfort, a little bit of peace, perhaps a better understanding. When I read them, I usually need a pile of Kleenex and something I can hug. It took me several months after I lost Jacob before I was able to read these poems. I did finally reach a place where these poems were a comfort to my aching heart. I can only hope others find that same bit of peace.