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Inspirational Poetry for a Baby or Child’s Funeral


Updated September 20, 2011

Another possible source for funeral readings is inspirational poetry. Many Christian poets have tackled the subject of death and mourning with great sensitivity. This is just a small selection of what's available.

Please browse these other articles for even more suggestions:
Song Suggestions for a Baby or Child's Funeral
Secular and Other Reading Suggestions for a Baby or Child's Funeral
Suggested Christian Scripture Readings for a Baby or Child's Funeral
Suggested Jewish Readings for a Baby's Funeral or Memorial Service

God's Heavenly Garden - Author Unknown

In the most beautiful of gardens, even those tended by the most skilful of botanists, there is an occasional rose that buds, but never opens. In all respects the rose is like all the others, but something keeps it from blooming. It fades away - or disappears - without having reached maturity.
What happens in nature's garden happens once in a while also in the garden of God's human family. A baby is born, beautiful, precious, but fails to come to its rightful unfolding. This child, like the bud that never fully opens, is gathered back into God's heavenly garden of souls - where all imperfections are made perfect; all injustices made right; all mysteries are explained; and all sorrows turned to happiness.

Little Angels - Unknown Author

When God calls little children to dwell with Him above,

We mortals sometime question the wisdom of His love.

For no heartache compares with the death of one small child

Who does so much to make our world, seem wonderful and mild

Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to his fold,

So He picks a rosebud, before it can grow old.

God knows how much we need them, and so
He takes but few
To make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view.

Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try,

The saddest word mankind knows will always be "Goodbye."

So when a little child departs, we who are left behind

Must realize God loves children,
Angels are hard to find.

Sandra's Poem -- Unknown Author

In the pain of giving birth

I watched you come into this world

With awe and wonder in my heart

Then I held you in my arms and cried.

In the pain and fear of impending death

I watched you go out of this world

With shock and disbelief in my heart

Then I held you in my arms and cried.

In the pain and fear of bereavement

I've searched for you in this world

With anguish and grief in my heart

Then I held the memory of you in my arms

And cried . . . and cried.

In Memory of Jason

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