Poems for Parents
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This is a page in which I will be putting poetry that will hopefully be helpful in putting parents who are dealing with the passing of a child. If you have any to add please e mail them to me with any copyright information. Thank you.

Jesus' Rocking Chair

Many hopeful moms and dads try to
have a child on their own.
Some never get the chance, others do
and see them grown.
Then there are those who are
expecting that precious baby soon,
But then it's gone before it ever
leaves the safety of it's Mama's womb.

There are those who have a boy or girl, the perfect gift from God,
But sickness or some tragedy takes them from their parents arms.
Mama's wish for days gone by, Daddy's long for that lost child,
But children are not lost when you know where they are.

She was 18 and unmarried, expecting her little one,
And in her time of confusion, she took the life of her son.
Since then Jesus forgave her, and He took all her shame away.
She still cries missing her baby, but she hears the angels say...

Jesus has a rocking chair,
And He holds that precious baby with oh such tender care.
He takes the place of Mom and Dad.
He's the greatest parent a child could have.
Don't worry about the children there.
Jesus has a rocking chair.

~© 1994 Tim Greene All Rights Reserved~

I'm An Angel Now

One night I cried to Jesus
as I sat beneath the tree.
I looked into the open sky
and hoped He'd answer me.
I'm lost, dear Lord, I've traveled far
but still I seem to roam.
Please light the way and lead me, Lord;
I need to get back home.
I told Him of my burdens
and of the sadness in my heart-
that from His gracious love
I'd never felt so far apart.
Why did you take my child, Lord?
I cannot understand!
No longer can I touch his face
or hold his tiny hand.
I'm angry Lord, I'm missing him.
I'm drowning in my sorrow.
Please help to heal my yesterday
and face each new tomorrow.

It was then I heard his gentle voice
and felt his presence near.
How I wanted so to hold him
as I cried another tear.
He said, "Mommy, I'm an angel now,
my spirit will be free.
I'm an angel now in heaven,
so please don't cry for me.
I was chosen by our Lord above
and now I'm in His care.
When you need me, look inside your heart.
I promise to be there.
No one can ever take away
our bond with one another.
For I'll always be your precious child
as you will be my mother.
So if you cannot find your way
or the road to home seems far,
just look up to the Heavens
and I'll be your guiding star."
He said, "Mommy, I'm an angel now,
my spirit will be free
I'm an angel now in Heaven-
no need to cry for me."

~© 1997 Janice Grogan All Rights Reserved~


I see the countless Christmas Trees around the world below,
with tiny lights, like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear,
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
but the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
for it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me. I see the pain inside your heart,
but I am not so far away. We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me dear ones. You know I hold you dear,
and be glad I'm spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.

I send you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I send you each a memory of, of my undying love.
After all "Love" is the gift, more precious than pure gold.
It was always most import in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do,
for I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So, have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I'm spending Christmas, with Jesus Christ this year.

~ Author Unknown

© 1997 All Rights Reserved

Hi Mommy

Hi Mommy,

It's me, your Angel
just checking in with you.
I know your sad, because I'm gone
and Mommy - I'm sad too.
It's beautiful here, where I am
-there's such a lovely view.
but mostly when I'm sitting here
I'm looking down at you.

I see all of your feelings
everyday when I look down.
I love to see you smile
and I know sometimes you frown.
But guess what? I have a job to do...
God saved it for your girl.
I get to watch over you
and protect you from the world.

So though you cannot see me
and I know it's hard on you.
You'll surely see the benefits
of the job God has me do.

1995 Josh "Snowman" Gantt
all rights reserved

Submitted by Ashli