If you are a parent who has lost their baby the pain must be unbearable. Baby funeral poems can help you express the grief you are feeling over the loss of your child without having to write the words on our own. If reading the poem yourself at the funeral is too difficult, have a family member or close friend read the poem to pay tribute to your baby on your behalf.
If you are a parent, a dad or a mom who has just lost your baby, one way that you can find comfort is through reading the baby funeral poems listed below. Words can be very powerful and can help you deal with the grief you are feeling.
The loss of a baby is unexpected and extremely tragic. To express the pain you are feeling over the loss and to help mourn his or her death, the following are some of the most common baby funeral poems that can be read at the funeral.
Baby Funeral Poems
How do you love a person
who never got to be,
or try to envision a face
you never got to see?
How do you mourn the death of one
who never got to live.
When there’s nothing to feel good about
and nothing to forgive?
…I love you, my little baby,
my companion of the night.
Wandering through my lonely hours,
beautiful and bright.
What does it mean to die
before you ever were born,
To live the lovely night of life
and never see the dawn?
Ah! My little baby,
you lived like anyone!
Life’s a burst of joy and pain.
And then like yours, it’s done.
I love you, my little baby,
just as if you’d lived for years.
No more, no less, I think of you,
the Angel of my tears.
Angel of my Tears – By Author Unknown
Do not judge a biography by it’s length,
Nor by the number of pages in it.
Judge it by the richness of it’s contents
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant…
Do not judge a song by it’s duration
Nor by the number of it’s notes
Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful…
And when something has enriched your life
And when it’s melody lingers on in your heart
Is it unfinished?
Or is it endless?
Do Not Judge – By Author Unknown
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
Remember – By Christina Rossetti
This was a life that had hardly begun
No time to find your place in the Sun
No time to do all you could have done
But we loved you enough for a lifetime
No time to enjoy the world and it’s wealth
No time to take life down off the shelf
No time to sing the songs of yourself
Thou you had enough love for a lifetime
Those who live long endure sadness and tears
But you’ll never suffer the sorrowing years
No betrayal, no anger, no hatred, no fears
Just love – Only love – In your lifetime.
Too Soon – By Mary Yarnall
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.
Little Snowdrop – By Author Unknown
You were a precious gift,
Our joy, our dreams.
You were a sparkle through the darkness;
Our hope for a brighter tomorrow.
You warmed our hearts, gave light to our minds,
And beauty to our spirits.
We gave you our love, wrapped you in our care,
caressed you with our smiles.
Now you are gone.
We grieve. We miss you so much.
The loving memories of you will keep you
Forever close to us — in our hearts,
our thoughts, our souls….
You were a Precious Gift – By Author unknown
Safe in the arms of the angels
Baby Jordan slumbers today,
Not destined for life on this earth
But a home so far away.
Just as far away as heaven
Just as close as the beat of our hearts,
And although we can’t be with you
We will love you wherever you are.
A dream that blessed us with beauty
Is the hope that still shines our way,
That you rest in the arms of the angels
Till we meet again one sweet day.
Safe in the arms of the angels – By Author Unknown
It is not growing like a tree
In bulk, doth make Man better be;
Or standing long as oak, three hundred year,
To fall at last, dry, bald, and sere:
A lily of a day
Is fairer far in May,
Although it fall and die that night—
It was the plant and flower of Light.
In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures life may perfect be.
The Noble Nature – By Ben Jonson
Sometimes, when the sun goes down, It seems it will never rise again… but it will!
Sometimes, when you feel alone, It seems your heart will break in two… but it won’t.
And sometimes, it seems it’s hardly worthwhile carrying on…
But it is.
For sometimes, when the sun goes down,
It seems it will never rise again,
But it does
Sometimes – By Frank Brown
For brief and fleeting moment, an angel touched the ground;?With tiny wings and halo, and sweet, soft angel sounds.
Blessing the lives of others, in beauty and in grace;?Those who saw the angel, knew God had kissed his tiny face.
The angel came for reasons we may not understand;?A journey brief, with gifts so great, and guided by God’s hand.
So, rest now tiny angel, your work on earth is through;?In the beauty of God’s perfect love we saw His gift in you.
Tiny Angel – By Author unknown
In a baby castle,
Just beyond my eye,
My baby plays with angel toys
Money cannot buy.
Who am I to wish him back
Into this world of strife.
No … play on, my baby,
You have eternal life.
At night when all is silent
And sleep forsakes my eyes,
I’ll hear his tiny footsteps
Come running to my side.
His little hands caress me
So tenderly and sweet.
I’ll close my eyes and breathe a prayer
And embrace him in my sleep.
Now I have a treasure
That I rate above all other.
I have known true glory.
I am still his father.
Baby Castle – By Author Unknown
We never had the chance to play, to laugh, to rock, to wiggle
We long to hold you, touch you now, and listen to your giggle.
She’ll always be your mother, and I’ll always be your Dad,
You will always be our child – the child we never had.
But now you’re gone … but yet you’re here. We sense you everywhere,
You are our sorrow and our joy. There’s love in every tear.
Just know our love goes deep and strong, that we’ll forget you never,
The child we had, but never had – and yet will have forever.
Dad’s Poem – By Author Unknown
Baby funeral poems can help express the grief you are feeling over the loss of your child. Read the funeral poem at the funeral as a touching tribute in loving memory of your child.
You can also include one of the baby funeral poems in the obituary, memorial folder or memorial website. Another way to use one of the funeral poems is by engraving it on a monument to create a permanent memorial for your baby. A funeral poem will not eliminate the grief you are feeling, but can help to express your emotions and act as a permanent tribute for your baby.
Updated: February 11, 2013