Thursday, 8 October 2015

Remembering Jack for National Poetry Day 2015

Family photo under a tree
I originally wrote this almost exactly three years ago, although it really doesn't seem that long. It was something I did to reach out to a friend during an incredibly difficult time. It was meant to let her know I was thinking of her and I cared, but it ended up doing so much more, but that's another story. It is the poem I will always be most proud of, because I wrote it from everything I was thinking at the time. I didn't edit or mess about with it, I just wrote it from the heart. It is the most genuine poem I've ever written. I hope you like it and forgive me this little indulgence.

Remembering Jack 

An angel in heaven looks down from above,
But no words of comfort will lessen your pain,
Something so perfect, created from love,
One day, my darling, you'll see him again.

In the twinkle of light in his brother's eye,
In the moon reflected in a puddle of rain,
On the Autumn breeze, with its whispering sigh,
One day, I'm sure, you'll see him again.

It's hard to believe, but the sun will come back,
And your love for each other will help ease the pain,
You'll find warmth and comfort, remembering Jack,
And knowing one day, you'll see him again.

You'll keep him close to your heart always,
And remember him, talk of him, say his name,
And he'll be a part of all of your days,
Then, in the end, you'll see him again.

Baby in Incubator

Click to read my last poem Wash Day Blues


  1. beautifull reaches the soul xx

  2. What a touching poem, so thoughtful and beautiful #throwbackthursday

  3. Such a beautiful way to remember and give comfort. I read your linked article too and agree that friendships are powerful and important no matter how or when they occur. What a wonderful way to support a mum and a family going through heartache -- we should all be so lucky to have friends like you! Visiting from #ThrowbackThursday

  4. This made me cry. So very appropriate as it is baby loss awareness week. Totally beautiful. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

  5. That is a very beautiful poem. H x

  6. oh bless what a poem. How sad but so beautiful. I bet those words helped your lovely friend. Thanks for sharing with #throwbackthursday and see you soon xx

  7. It must have been so difficult to get all the words and feelings out. Such a thoughtful thing to do.

  8. Oh, what beautiful words. Writing from the heart has created something really special. xx

  9. Very beautiful poem and hope it gives comfort to all who have experienced baby loss

  10. What a fab, moving poem. when we write from the heart you can see the feelings on the paper

  11. wow not only are you amazing with words its such a worthy cause to highlight x

  12. Such a beautiful poem! Made me cry

  13. Oh gosh, this made me cry. This is beautiful.

  14. This is such an extraordinary poem. It's so clear that these words have come from such a deep place of love. Beautiful.

  15. I'll never forget what you did for myself and my family lucy we all love you so much ��


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