thread: Trying to find a poem about child born after sibling death???

  1. #1
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    Jul 2008
    Home with my Son :)

    Trying to find a poem about child born after sibling death???

    There is this poem but I can't remember what it is called.. It's written from a child who was born after it's sibling died.. I thought it was called 'no ordinary child' or something but I googled it and nothing came up. Does anyone know the name of the poem??

  2. #2
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    Apr 2008

    A Different Child

    By: Pandora MacMillian

    People notice there's a special glow around you.

    As you grow, surrounded by love,

    Never doubting you are wanted;

    Only look at the pride and joy

    In your mother and father's eyes.

    And if sometimes between the smiles,

    There's a trace of tears,

    One day you'll understand.

    You'll understand there was once another child.

    A different child who was in their hopes and dreams.

    That child will never outgrow the baby clothes.

    That child will never keep them up at night.

    In fact, that child will never be any trouble at all.

    Except sometimes, in a silent moment,

    When mother and father miss so much that different child.

    May hope and love wrap you warmly

    And may you learn the lesson forever...

    How infinitely precious.

    How infinitely fragile.

    Is this life on earth.

    One day, as a young man or woman,

    You may see another mother's tears,

    another father's silent grief

    Then you, and you alone,

    will understand and offer the greatest comfort.

    When all hope seems lost,

    you will tell them with great compassion,

    I know how you feel.

    I'm only here

    Because my mother tried again
    is this it?

  3. #3
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    Apr 2008

    To a Stillborn Sister

    How do you love a person
    Who never got to be,
    Or try again to see a face
    You never got to see?
    How do you mourn the death of one
    Who never got to live,
    When there's nothing to feel good about
    And nothing to forgive?
    I love you, little sister.
    You're a person of the wind,
    Free to be the memory
    Of all that might have been.
    I love you, little sister,
    My companion of the night,
    Wandering through my lonely hours,
    Beautiful and bright.
    What does it mean to die before
    You ever can be born,
    To live the lovely night of life
    And never see the dawn?
    Ah! My little sister,
    You lived like anyone!
    Life's a burst of joy and pain,
    And then, like yours, it's done.
    I love you, little sister,
    Just as if you'd lived for years.
    No more, no less, I think of you,
    The angel of my tears.

    by Andrea Gabrielli
    this is sweet too, and if changed from little sister to big sister/big brother/s it might work xx

  4. #4
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    Dec 2007

    That is just so beautiful.


  5. #5
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    Jul 2008
    Home with my Son :)

    A different child!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES that's it! I have been googling forever!!!!!!!!!!! I was thinking 'no ordinary child, a special child' It was honestly driving me INSANE!!!! Lol

    Thank you thank you!!!

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    Oct 2009
    Lalor, VIC

    Oh goodness, now I'm crying. I thought I was all out for the day... Both of those are so sweet

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Dec 2007

    They are beautiful...tears here. :'( Big love to all you angel mummas. xxx

  8. #8
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    Mar 2006

    They are absolutely beautiful.