Miscarriage is a tragedy for any woman. No matter at what stage of the pregnancy it happens, the trauma and grief are gutwrenching. We bring you a collection of heartfelt poems about miscarriage. While nothing can repair the loss, and heartbreak, some words of hope, support, prayers, and acknowledgment can help the couples feel that they are not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 26% of all pregnancies result in miscarriage, with up to 10% of clinically recognized pregnancies being affected. Most people have not experienced a similar loss, so they might struggle to empathize with the pain and inadvertently say things that could wound grieving parents. Share these poems with someone who experienced the pain of miscarriage and convey your sensitivity towards their suffering.
Here’s The 15+ Heart-Touching Miscarriage Poems
1. I Thought Of You:
In this poem, a mother is conversing with God after the miscarriage. She is asking can she be a mother even when the baby is not with her. God replies to her questions by showing a beautiful image of unborn babies playing together. A must read miscarriage poems for moms.
I thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to God today.
I asked what makes a Mother, and I know I heard him say.
A Mother has a baby, this we know is true.
But God can you be a Mother, when your baby’s not with you?
Yes, you can, he replied, with confidence in his voice,
I give many women babies, when they leave is not their choice.
Some I send for a lifetime, and others for a day.
And some I send to feel your womb, but there’s no need to stay.
I just don’t understand this God; I want my baby here.
He took a breath and cleared his thought, and then I saw a tear.
I wish I could show you, what your child is doing today.
If you could see your child smile, with other children and say…
“We go to earth to learn our lessons, of love and life and fear.
My Mummy loved me so much; I got to come straight here.
I feel so lucky to have a Mum, who had so much love for me.
I learned my lessons very quickly, my Mummy set me free.
I miss my Mummy oh so much, but I visit her each day.
When she goes to sleep, on her pillow’s where I lay.
I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek, and whisper in her ear,
Mummy don’t be sad today, I’m your baby, and I’m here.”
So you see dear sweet one, your children are okay.
Your babies are here in my home, and this is where they’ll stay.
They’ll wait for you with me, until your lessons are through.
And on the day that you come home, they’ll be at the gates for you.
So now you see what makes a Mother, it’s the feeling in your heart.
It’s the love you had so much of, right from the very start.
Though some on earth may not realise, until their time is done.
Remember all the love you have, and know that you are a special Mum.
2. To A Baby Who Was Never Born:
A short, yet moving poem for miscarriage describing the roller coaster of emotions a mother goes through after miscarriage.
A life inside me, a love so strong.
She died inside me, but the love lives on.
It broke my heart for her to go.
I love her, I need her like she’ll never know.
I never held her, or heard her cry,
And I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.
I never dressed her in tiny clothes,
Or saw her smile as I tickled her toes.
I cry for her in the night.
It hurts so much, and no one can make it right.
3. A Million Times:
It’s rather tough to move on emotionally after a miscarriage. Millions of thoughts go around in the minds of parents. A mother has given words to her feelings in the poem below.
A million times we’ve needed you,
A million times we’ve cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
If all the world was ours to give,
We would give it yes, and more,
To see you coming up the steps,
And walking through the door.
To hear your voice and see your smile,
To sit and talk a while,
To be with you that same old way,
Would be our fondest day.
A heart of gold stopped beating,
Two smiling eyes closed to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
4. Sweet Baby Girl:
The few moments that this mother had with her daughter will stay with her forever. She has explicitly penned down her feeling for her love below.
Sweet Baby girl in heaven above,
God sent you to us with much love,
Not knowing what pain it would cause.
I deal with it just because.
The few moments I had you in my arms,
Will last me till the end of time,
Till I see and know, you were really mine.
All my love I send to you,
In hopes, you won’t be blue.
Oh my sweet angel,
Look down at me,
Take this pain and set me free.
I long to see you in the future,
To hold you and kiss you,
And show you I really missed you.
5. Blood Puddles:
This miscarriage quotes and poem describes about the miscarriage in the most intense way.
Clay the feathered hair dry
feels much thicker
the substance; it evaporates
like my life
sworn into black and white
of the sea at hand
I cannot make a move
or see a speckle of tunnel light
I am drowning
flavour sticks candylike
around the lips of a dreamer
shallow edges deceive
water hole breathes me
funnel down I haven’t gotten a chance
to speak my mind
to state my forgiveness
slay the grudges
it is possible
I am drowning
with a baby blinking
dead red the next
nurse gripping my hand
hospital looks darker than light
it’s quite possible
I have been sworn into
black and white
touching my toes again
and nothing’s wet.
6. An Angel Never Dies:
Here’s a tear-jerking poem of a baby for his grieving mother. He is telling his mom that he loved her right from the start and even felt all the gentle squeezes that she gave. Read more below!
Don’t let them say, I wasn’t born
That something stopped my heart
I felt each tender squeeze you gave
I’ve loved you from the start.
Although my body you can’t hold,
It doesn’t mean I’m gone.
This world was worthy, not, of me
God chose that I move on.
I know the pain that drowns your soul,
What you are forced to face.
You have my word, I’ll fill your arms
Someday we will embrace.
You’ll hear that it was “meant to be,
God doesn’t make mistakes.”
But that won’t soften your worst blow.
Or make your heart not ache.
I’m watching over all you do,
another child you’ll bear.
Believe me when I say to you,
That I am always there.
There will come a time, I promise you
When you will hold my hand,
Stroke my face and kiss my lips
And then you’ll understand.
Although, I’ve never breathed your air,
Or gazed into your eyes.
That doesn’t mean I never “was.”
An angel never dies.
7. A Lament For My Baby:
The mother here is lamenting her baby to whom she didn’t even get a chance to say ‘hello;. She is agitated and sad thinking why Jesus took her ‘angel’ away from her.
I never got to hear you laugh
you never saw me cry
didn’t get a chance to say “Hello.”
you never said “Goodbye.”
I didn’t think that I could feel
so sad, lost and forlorn.
I never knew God chose his Angels
before some of them were born.
Your life was short yet special
I shared it all exclusively
I felt you breathe, I felt you kick.
You were alive inside of me.
Every baby is an Angel
and every angel is divine
God needed one in heaven
He came down and took mine
And although we are not together
we’re not really apart
for you’ll always occupy a space
deep within my heart.
Time has begun to ease my pain
It’s only some days now I cry.
When I wish, I could have said “Hello”
and heard you say “Goodbye.”
8. Precious Little One:
Here’s a poem by the baby who couldn’t even meet his mother. He is thanking his mother for all the love and care she gave him in those few days. He even tell his parents not to worry about him as he is in Jesus’ arms.
I’m just a precious little one who
didn’t make it there.
I went straight to be with Jesus,
but I’m waiting for you here.
Many dwelling here where I live
waited years to enter in.
Struggled through a world of sorrow,
a world marred with pain and sin.
Thank you for the life you gave me,
it was brief but don’t complain.
I have all Heaven’s Glory,
suffered none of earth’s great pain.
Thank you for the name you gave me.
I’d have loved to bring it fame.
But if I’d lingered in earth’s shadows,
I would have suffered just the same.
So sweet family – don’t you sorrow.
Wipe those tears and chase the gloom.
I went straight to Jesus` arms
from my loving Mother’s womb.
9. They Say Love is Blind:
Love is blind, as a mother starts loving her baby even before seeing his face. This miscarriage poem for mom states that she may not have dressed the baby or rock him to sleep. Nonetheless, she loves him with all her heart and soul.
They say love is blind, and you made this true
I never got to place you in an outfit either pink or blue
Never rocked you in my arms as you quietly slept
Not one tear did I get to dry as you sadly wept
I loved you none the less with all of my heart
My world crashing down when we were torn apart
I dream of you wrapped in a blanket of a white angel wing
The Lullaby you hear is the comfort I wanted to bring
I still hold you every day the only way I know how
God doesn’t take my love for you this much he does allow
It is as strong as it would have been if I would have seen you
After my journey in life is done, I will carry my love through
It will carry me straight to you, you will never be hard to find
We will be together, and I will hold the love that was blind
Looking into eyes that are mine that show a soul I made
I will place you on my chest where you always should have laid
They say love is blind, and you made this come true
I will place you in an outfit either pink or blue
I will rock you in my arms as you quietly sleep
I will dry your tears as you happily weep
10. Our Baby:
The emotion a woman goes through feeling a life growing inside her can never be described in words. She changes her routine, her lifestyle and even aspirations for this ‘fragile’ being. But the miscarriage destroys everything. This is what the poet describes in the remembrance poem.
A space where life once stirred
My eyes were not yet seeing
Where once my heartbeat shared a tone
with a small and fragile being
So scarcely formed yet still a life
A dream, a hope, a promise
Our plans were changed to now include
This new life thrust upon us
Then just as quickly as it came
Our dreams were gone away
The deepest pain I’ve ever felt
Our baby died today
With footprints left upon our hearts
She gently took her leave
We’re left with nothing but regret
And only time to grieve
There was no service to be held
No mourning time required
No songs of longing and despair
No words to be inspired
We’re simply told to bear the pain
“It’s nature’s way,” they say
I can’t forget our baby moved
inside me yesterday
And with each word of sorrow
my teardrops fall like rain
The anger and resentment
are mixed with guilt and pain
I look to heaven for a sign
to help search out a course
Where love can teach acceptance
and eliminate remorse
My body will accept the truth
that now our baby’s gone
But in our hearts, our Angel
everlastingly lives on!
11. His Journey Has Just Begun:
This early miscarriage poem will provide some tranquility, healing and composure to the grieving mother. The mum appeals to the world not to think that her baby has gone away as his journey has just begun. He has been transferred from the world of tears and sorrows to the world of comfort and warmth. And she is positive that he will live in peace in his world.
Don’t think of him as gone away
His journey’s just begun.
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one.
Just think of him resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And he was loved so much.
12. My Little Angel:
Here’s an emotional poem about miscarriage, describing a woman’s journey from the blissful days of pregnancy to wretched days after the miscarriage.
I felt your presence there inside of me,
nestled soft and warm;
Sweet scent of baby’s breath,
precious words left unadorned.
I saw your tiny heartbeat,
then I knew that you were fine;
A perfect baby we created,
one that would be mine.
Then that tragic day it came
there was nothing I could do,
Only wait and hope
for the precious life of you.
Yes in the beginning
your daddy was afraid;
Only he would love you unconditional
and never run away.
He loved you more this I do know,
as he cried for you that day,
When the doctor said that you were gone,
daddy wanted you to stay.
He would have held you close to him,
and see your perfect form,
A gift of daddy’s love,
would have kept you safe and warm.
Only now you are an angel over me
beautiful and bare,
My heart would hurt if you cried for me
and mommy was not there.
Still we are together in my heart and memories,
You are still a part of my memory.
Rest gentle now ‘sweet baby’ there is no pain
you are never alone,
I know you are with the guiding angels
in you peaceful home.
I will come with you someday
only now is not my time,
Then we will be together again
again you will be mine.
13. I’ll Hold you in Heaven:
The mother in the poem states that she couldn’t hold the baby on the earth, but she will meet and embrace him in the heaven. Until then, the angels will watch over, and the Father will protect him.
From the very beginning, I loved you,
As I made plans to hold you and rock you:
You were tiny and helpless as you lay in my womb,
But something went wrong, and soon you were gone;
My young heart was broken; my tears fell like rain,
I’d never known such heartache and pain.
I wonder who you look like, your dad or me,
Do you have my smile and his eyes?
Would you have been big and tall or tiny and small?
We had dreams for you that reached to the skies.
It was long, long ago and I still miss you so,
Thanks to Jesus, I’ll see you in heaven.
I’ll hold you in heaven someday,
When my trials on earth pass away;
The angels have rocked you, the Father watches over you,
I know you’re waiting for me;
I never could hold you or tell you “Goodbye”,
But I’ll hold you in heaven someday.
14. Fluff Up The Clouds:
This poem of a mother calling out to the angels to take care of her baby in the heaven will leave you tears.
Call heaven there’s an Angel
That’s coming home today.
Our hearts are sad and broken
Because he couldn’t, stay.
Fluff up the clouds and lay him
Gently in your care.
Place the tiny halo
Softly in his hair.
Our arms will never hold him again
Our lips will never kiss
The velvet of his cheeks again
We were not prepared for this.
In our hearts will be a tiny hole
Where always you will be.
Because we loved you so much
Our hearts will always grieve.
Mothers begin dreaming of their life with their babies even before they enter the world. After planning so much for the baby, when a misfortune like this occurs, it leaves even the strongest of people devastated. The mother here is expressing her regret at not having been able to see, feel and touch her baby.
I’ll never get to see your precious face;
or whisper words to make you feel safe
I’ll never get to hold you tight
when you can’t sleep at night
I’ll never get to sing to you a sweet lullaby,
to calm you down when you cry
I’ll never get to fall asleep with you in my arms,
all bundled in a blanket to keep you warm
I’ll never get to hear you laugh and giggle
or see you little toes wiggle
There are many things I will never get to do,
but the hardest is not being with you.
16. Love in Every Tear:
Here’s another one of the moving poems about miscarriage of a baby written by a mother to her unborn child. She dreamt of her life with the baby, how they would laugh, rock and wiggle together. But unfortunately, everything was lost in the blink of an eye. In the end, she proclaims that even if he hasn’t been able to make to the world, she will always be his mother.
O precious, tiny, sweet little one
You will always be to me.
So perfect, pure, and innocent
Just as you were meant to be.
We dreamed of you and your life
And all that it would be.
We waited and longed for you to come.
And join our family.
We never had the chance to play,
To laugh, to rock, to wiggle.
We long to hold you, touch you now
And listen to you giggle.
I’ll always be your mother,
He’ll always be your dad.
You will always be our child,
The child that we had.
But now you’re gone…but yet you’re here
We’ll sense you everywhere.
You are our sorrow and our joy,
There’s love in every tear.
Just know our love goes deep and strong
We’ll forget you never
The child we had, but never had
And yet will have forever!
17. Piece of my Heart:
The mother is expressing her sorrow of having been robbed of the joy of motherhood. She has given words to her frustration of not being able to find if the baby was a girl or boy, not being able to see the tears and hug away the fears. She is now left with just a few memories when the baby was inside her.
How was it to be that I now am robbed of such joy?
Of watching you grow or finding out if you’re a girl or boy.
Never did I get to hear your cries or even see your tears,
Or kiss your little brow and hug away your fears.
I am just left here now with pain and few memories,
Of the days that were happy with you inside of me.
For you were loved and wanted oh so much,
What I would give just to have felt your touch.
The hours crawl by yet the time does not seem to slow,
I want to scream out to the world you are gone, why don’t they know?
How is the world still turning when I feel it should have stopped?
Why are people laughing and living when it feels like I can not?
Not enough tears can be shed to express the love we have for you,
No words can describe what we all wanted to be able to do.
I would have just held you and breathed in your sweet smell,
Shouted with joy and phoned all the people we wanted to tell.
But this time, we called loved ones with the sad news,
That too little were you to live among us, and we were meant to lose.
But nothing will ever erase those twelve weeks we had together,
For a piece of my heart, you now hold always and forever.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I comfort someone who has had a miscarriage?
If someone has gone through a miscarriage, being with them and letting them know that you acknowledge their loss will help them feel better. You may also listen to them patiently or hug them. If you cannot see them face-to-face, send them hugs virtually through messages and try to comfort them with kind and sensitive words (1) (2).
2. How to honor my miscarriage?
Every parent mourns differently. You may plant a tree in memory of your baby, buy a piece of jewelry in remembrance, or donate to charity on your baby’s due date. You may even celebrate your baby’s birthday every year if you wish. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you are satisfied with it.
3. How can poems about miscarriage help individuals cope with their grief?
Poems about miscarriage can help people feel better and find comfort because they allow them to express their feelings, show that their grief is understood, and connect with others who have similar experiences. These poems can be a way to release emotions and find support while going through the healing process.
4. What emotions are commonly explored in poems about miscarriage?
Poems about miscarriage often talk about feelings like mother’s love, sadness, grief, guilt, and more importantly, hope. They help people express and understand their emotions and give them a way to deal with the intense feelings that come with losing a pregnancy.
5. What role does symbolism play in poems about miscarriage?
Symbolism in poems about miscarriage is important because it uses objects, pictures, or comparisons to represent strong feelings, experiences, or the loss itself. This adds more meaning to the poems and helps us understand and explore the deep impact of miscarriage.
6. How do poets capture the duality of hope and loss in poems about miscarriage?
Poets create poems about miscarriage that show both hope and sadness by using words that contrast life and death and talking about the mix of feeling grief and hope. This reflects the complicated emotions a woman goes through during the experience of miscarriage.
7. How can poems about miscarriage create a space for dialogue and understanding within society?
Poems about miscarriage can help people talk openly about the topic and understand each other better. They give a chance to share experiences, feel empathy, and have conversations about pregnancy loss, which can reduce the stigma and support those who have gone through similar situations.
8. Are there different poetic styles or forms commonly used in poems about miscarriage?
Yes, when writing poems about miscarriage, poets can use different styles like free verse, lyrical poetry, elegies, sonnets, or haikus. Each style has its own way of expressing the feelings and experiences connected to miscarriage, letting poets share their emotions in different ways.
9. How do poems about miscarriage explore the concept of motherhood and the loss of potential?
Poems about miscarriage talk about being a mother and the ineffable pain of losing something precious. They express the sadness, longing, and mixed emotions that come with having dreams and hopes for a baby during pregnancy and the emptiness when a miscarriage happens.
Losing a baby is a painful feeling. Every mother feels broken and devasted after a miscarriage. Though coping with the pain and recovery after miscarriage may not be easy, some pacifying words can help you feel that you are not alone and give you the much-needed strength and hope to deal with the loss. So, we have listed these poems about miscarriage for your perusal. We hope these touching words help your heart heal. Give them a read and share them with other mothers to let them know they are being heard and felt.
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