"I`ll lend you for a little while, a child of mine," He said,

"For you to love while he lives and mourn when he is dead."

"It may be six or seven years,"

"Or twenty-two or three,"

"But will you till I call him back,"

"take care of him for me?"

"He`ll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief,"

"You`ll have his lovely memories as solice for your grief."

"I cannot promise he will stay,"

"as all from earth return,"

"But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn."

"I`ve looked the wide world over in my search for teaches true,"

"And from the throngs that crowd lifes lane, I have selected you."

"Now will you give him all your love- not think the labor vain,"

"Nor hate me when I come to call,"

"to take him back again?"

"I fancied that I heard them say,"

"Dear Lord thy will be done"

"For all the joy this child shall bring,"

"the risk of grief we`ll run,"

"We`ll shower him with tenderness and love him while we may,"

"And for the happiness we`ve known, forever grateful stay."

"And should the angels call for him much sooner than we planned,"

"We`ll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand."

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pagan...
Dec. 23, 2009 at 2:36 AM This poem was given to my mom right after my sister died. She was only 9 months old. I`m sad that I never got to meet her.

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maidn
Dec. 23, 2009 at 2:08 PM

I lost my son 8 months along after the first time my ex husband brutally beat me ... there is no pain equal to the loss of a child ... just none 

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mars33me
Dec. 24, 2009 at 8:59 AM

I lost my son from Leukemia when he was 12, never read anything like this.  it's awesome.  Thanks for sharing. 

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trblm...
Apr. 23, 2010 at 12:14 PM

i have lost a baby when i was 7 month he was still born  so i have no idea other than losing a baby but i my heart goes out to you and you will get to meet her when the time is right i wish i got to hear him breath and giggle but i never got that chance but i will see him soon enough

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