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Postby Dagny » Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:08 pm

I thought if anyone has any lovely poems we could share them here. This one was read at Katelyn's funeral by my aunt. I got it from the SANDS news letter and I thought it was so beautiful.

"Just for a While"

Just for a while you had a shining dream,
Then darkness fell.
All around you, sadness and despair.
No light to guide you; no laughter there.
Just for a while I was your hopes fulfilled.
Then hope was gone.
My soul released from where I did dwell,
Saw your tears and caught them as they fell.

I heard your voices, sweet and warm.
I felt you touch and stroke my tiny form,
Like a butterfly that lives and dies in just one day,
I left the world and gently flew away.

Just for a while I touched your lives with joy,
And then with pain.
But don't be sad, and grieve each coming year,
Just hold each other close and say
"Just for a while - our child was here".

Love Dagny xkx
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle
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Postby Tracey S » Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:12 am

Dagny

How beautiful.Here is one a friend sent (Woppa)

Your fingerprints are on my heart.

Even though I never held your hand -

you touched me.

Even though I never heard you speak -

you taught me.

You taught me about love

You taught me about caring.

You taught me about courage.

You taught me about faith.

You taught me about happiness.

You taught me about sorrow.

You brought me closer to my loved ones.

You brought me closer to myself.

In the time I cared for you,

my how life changed.

Never to be the same again.

Because of you

I know I will somehow be stronger.

Because of you

I know I will be more prepared for life.

All this from tiny fingerprints

that touched my heart.

Because of this

you will live forever in my soul -

never to be forgotten.

I will always love you.

You are my child.

Love
Tracey
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Postby Dagny » Tue May 11, 2004 3:31 pm

Hi there

I thought I would add my poem I wrote about Katelyn that we had read at her funeral in March. It makes me cry when I read it as it brings back all the hurt I felt inside me when I wrote it.

Our Angel Katelyn

Our child so innocent and pure,
so beautiful and so small.
Why did God have to take you away?
It makes no sense at all.

We never heard your tiny cry,
or see your beautiful smile.
But we take comfort in,
that you were ours, at least for a little while.

Our baby's life was so precious
but it ended all too fast,
and when God decides to take us too
we can be together at last.

We love you our darling Katelyn,
you will be missed every day.
You are an angel in heaven now,
Oh, why did God take you away.

Goodbye our baby Katelyn,
the time has come for you to go.
We will never, ever forget you,
and remember we love you so.


By Dagny - Your Mummy xx
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle
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Postby Tracey S » Tue May 11, 2004 3:48 pm

Dagny

How beautiful - not sure if should have read it at the moment as makes me cry extra :cry:

Love
Tracey
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Postby Wibbs1 » Tue May 11, 2004 4:13 pm

Now i'm crying :cry: :cry:

This is a poem, from when I lost my first baby boy, that I would like to share with you.


In a baby castle, just beyound my eye
My baby plays with angel toys
That money cannot buy.

Who am I to wish him back
Into this world of strife?
No...play on, my baby for
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 breathe a prayer and close my eyes
and, embrace him in my sleep.

Now I have a treasure
That I rate above all other,
I have known true glory for
I am still his Mother.

xxxxx
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Postby Dagny » Tue May 11, 2004 4:19 pm

Oh Wibbs :cry:

What a beautiful poem. I am crying now too - what are we like? It sent shivers right through me.

Thank you for sharing that poem with us it really is beautiful.

Hope you're doing ok. The baby must be nearly on his way now, how exciting :D

Love Dagny xkx :(

Ps Can you give my love to Val when you next email her and tell her good luck too. Cheers.
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle
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Postby anjela » Wed May 12, 2004 7:53 am

You're braver than I am - I can't go anywhere near a poem or any sort of music at the moment as it makes me cry so much. I can 't even hear the national anthem without breaking down
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Postby Tracey S » Wed May 12, 2004 10:11 am

Wibbs

That is beautiful - I wrote some in a book which I have shut away for the moment - keep thinking I should write some upflifting ones for the twins to balance it out - Oliver would have wanted that!

Good luck my friend with the birth and can't wait to see the news.

A - don't worry about not going near poems etc - we all have different triggers!

Dagny - hope all ok with you
Love
Tracey
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Postby Dagny » Wed May 12, 2004 11:41 am

Tracey

I am fine. I have just been for a coffee with the lady across the road. She is so sweet and keeps an eye on me. My Mum gave her instructions to make sure I am OK from time to time.

Did you write many poems for Oliver? I tried to write quite a few but ended up with the one I posted which I wrote on the morning of the funeral.

Anjela - I know what you mean about things that trigger you off. My brother wrote the most beautiful piece of music for Katelyn's funeral. I haven't been able to listen to it since. I cried so much when I first heard it and now I will have to find a suitable moment to listen to it again. It's one of those pieces of music which just haunts you and sends shivers down your spine. If only you could all hear it.

Take care my friends

Love Dagny xkx
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle
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Postby Dagny » Wed May 19, 2004 3:41 pm

I found another lovely poem.


WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME.

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand;
And said my place was ready, in heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind, all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
For my life had not long started, and I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much to learn and do,
It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the times to come, the good one's and the bad,
I thought of all the love we'd share, it made me feel so sad.
If I could spend just one day, or even a little while,
I'd tell you how I love you, and I'd show you my big smile.
But then I fully realised, that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home,
When God looked down and smiled at me, upon his golden throne.
"This is eternity he said, and all I've promised you,
Today for life on earth is passed, but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
And since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past.
My child you was to special, I had to set you free,
So won't you take my loving hand, and share my life with me?"
So when tomorrow starts without me, mummy don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.
Me 38 DH 40
1st 2nd & 4th IVF/ICSI -ve
3rd +ve DD Katelyn born @ 24wks & sadly died
5th +ve m/c 9wks
6th +ve Twins Sadly DD Leah stillborn @20wks and DS Kieran born @22wks but sadly died too
7th +ve - DD Chloë Mae born @38wks our precious miracle
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Postby ogr1 » Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:52 pm

when ever you are feeling sad or kind of baby blue
remember that you're not alone.
i'll always be with you
altought i know it makes you sad
that i had to depart as long as there is love
i'll be liviing in your heart
when ever you remember me with happiness and love
the angles sing me lullabyes
in heaven up above.
and though you cannot hold me
or brush and comb my hair,
dont doubt for a minute that iam still right there

for i am with you always
in the shadows of your mind
and if you look around you
its me that you will find.
im the one that pulls your heartstrings when you hear qa baby cry
i m the one that lifts your spirts
on wings of a butterfly
im the one who blows you kisses
onn a warm summer breeze.
im the one who whispers in your ears
in the sighing of the trees.
its me laughing
in a bubbly mountain brook.
yes , i am all around you
if you only look
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You're A Special Little Spirit

Postby ogr1 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:55 am

You're A Special Little Spirit
"You're a Special Little Spirit," the all great Master said,
As he gently caressed the curly blond hair of the Little Spirit's Head.
"you need to go to Earth to spend some time, you know,
A place I send most Spirits to be tested, to learn, to grow.


The Little Spirit, in sadness, slowly bowed her head,
And from her eye a tear did steal and down her cheek it shed.
"Don't you fret now little one, I won't let you stay too long,
I'll bring you back to help me here, You'll hardly know you've been gone.
You're my choicest Little Spirit, you're the apple of my eye."
And he wiped the tear and gently kissed His Little Spirit good-bye.


"I'm back," the Little Spirit whispered, as she climbed onto her Master's knee,
And the Master said, "I told you, you would not be long away from me."
And then, the Lord, He noticed still another tear welled in her eye.
"Why are you so sad, Little Spirit, whatever should make you cry?"

"I'm glad I'm back," the Spirit said, "but Master you must surely know,
When your angel came to get me, I didn't want to go.
I know you said you needed me and that I'd be gone the shortest while,
But Lord, couldn't I have had a little longer earthly trial?"


The Master let the Little Spirit slip down from His knee,
He firmly took the little hand and said,"Come walk with me."
The Little Spirit and her Lord walked slowly hand in hand,
As the Master explained Her special part in the great and marvelous plan.

"Now Lord, I don't mean to argue, I understand you need me home.
But I left in such a hurry, I left everyone hurting and so alone.
I didn't let my earthly parents know how much I loved them so.
I was much too small to tell them, Lord, how will they ever know?
They feel they've been cheated, and in a way so do I.
Not getting to share any more than we did, how can I ever tell them why?"

"Little Spirit, I know your heart is heavy with the message you need to share.
But you need not worry anymore, I'll watch over your loved ones there.
I'll send them loving comfort as a strong and helping hand.
I'll content and give peace to their aching hearts, so they will understand.


The Little Spirit looked up at her Master and said "Thank you for explaining it to me.
And could you please tell them I'm safe and happy and that someday they'll be here with me."

"Yes," said the Lord with a smile and a nod, "I'll tell them all that I can."
Then the others came to see the Little Spirit, as the Lord let go of her hand.
He said, "I'll tell them you're pure, as pure as Heaven's Gold,
That I needed the warmth of your perfect soul to keep Heaven from getting cold."
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!
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Postby ogr1 » Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:56 pm

i wish i could see you
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!
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Postby ogr1 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:31 pm

Baby Angel's Due Date
Today a tear falls.
They start to fall like rain.
My heart feels broken.
Forever there will be pain.

There is a cloud in my life now.
Even on sunny days.
An emptiness, a longing,
A sadness that forever stays.

A sadness that is lonely.
A silent tear sneaks out.
My voice fails to scream,
What my heart wants to shout.

Unborn babies are precious.
Their brief moments with us mattered.
We feel love from the beginning.
Love continues after our hearts were shattered.

Today I should have had my baby.
A Baby Angel to love and touch.
But instead I have barely a reminder
Of one I love so much.

No one in my family
Has cried a single tear.
They move on with their lives
Unaware of my pain and fear.

Sometimes I can peak beyond the clouds
To feel a little joy.
I feel the hope of a future
That includes a baby girl or boy.

But what if it never happens.
That's more than I can bear.
So I pray and try again.
I can't handle more despair.

Today's tears keep falling.
They rain and then they pour.
My babies may never be in my arms,
But they're in my heart forevermore.
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!
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Postby ogr1 » Tue May 16, 2006 3:08 am

i love you and miss you.

i some times close my eyes and see you playing

when we where flying above and threw the clouds i felt you so close to me. it was all most like i could touch you
we werent blessed with our babies to raise here but we our blessed with our grandaughter
and all of our many adopted and foster children that touch our lives
and i am glad to add that our 6th grandchild will be born this spring!!!!
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