If a loved one in your family passed away, and you are trying to comfort and encourage yourself and everyone else, sometimes the power of words is not enough. So poems on death of a family member are one of the ideal choices, or as an inspiration for you to find or create your own funeral poems.
In each verse, a poem on the death of a family member can express many emotions such as loss, consolation, encouragement, or remembrance of the death… The poems will bring you comfort or give you quiet moments to remember the good memories with your loved one.
In a way, if it’s hard for you to find the words to say at a loved one’s funeral or to explain your complicated emotions, poets such as: W.H. Auden, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Dickinson…. and many other poets can help you. Whether you have lost a mother, child, sibling, or any other close family member, a funeral poem is a great fit to encapsulate your feelings.
Poems About Death of a Father
1, Father © Jodi M. Kucera
Forever in my heart,
Always on my mind.
Together again we will be, all in God’s time.
Heaven gained another angel the day you left.
Eternity promises you much needed rest.
Rest now, Daddy, I’ll be okay because I carry you with me every single day.
2, I Hope I Make You Proud, Dad © Jodie Ogle
I hope I make you proud, Dad; even though you’re no longer here,
Your memory grows stronger with every passing year.
At the end it was a battle, one you weren’t to win.
A fight against a demon, no choice but to give in.
I wish I could’ve said goodbye, that morning when you left,
Told you you were my hero and that you were the best.
Tears I cry in secret at night before I sleep,
Wishing you were beside me, you’d be forever here to keep.
The years don’t make it easier; they said the pain would go.
It seems I’ve just got better not letting my feelings show.
Wishing I could hold your hand to shout your name aloud.
You’re no longer here, Dad, but I hope I make you proud.
3, Keeping My Daddy With Me © Lisa Gardner
My heart changed when you left.
Time froze and I wanted to hide.
It was a moment that will stay with me forever…
the day my Daddy died.
I am remembering good times
and forgetting all of the bad…
holding onto special times and the laughter we had.
I am living for today,
because it is what I must do…
but that does not stop me from thinking about you.
I will love you always and forever.
One day, Heaven will bring us together.
So watch over us Daddy, as I know you do,
and I will keep remembering how much I love you.
4, My Father © Arka T Chakrvarty
Father called me.
It was the onset of the Spring.
He called me from the high mountains ,
From the depth of the oceans ,
From the ripples of the ponds .
He became the air, the birds, the sky.
Father called me from the wilds ,
From the throbbing galaxies ,
From the end to the beginning of time.
Father became eternity.
Like wind he brushed my shoulders.
Like the rain he made me smile with the tears.
Like the rainbow he appeared to meet me when I sigh.
He smiled with the stars ,and guided my path,
Like a roaring sun,
Like the staff of Moses.
Father is the herald of the dawn.
5, A Prayer For My Dad © Danielle
I cant believe I’m standing here,
Saying my goodbyes
To a Dad that meant the world to me,
My Dad with big brown eyes
Anyone who loved him
Will know how I feel today,
My Dad was the sunshine of my life
Who could light up the darkest days.
So goodbye Dad my only Dad,
Take your wings and fly
To eternal happiness and your reward,
through the big gates in the sky.
6, Dad’s Journey To The Other Side © Alice F. Dozier
Dad has taken his final journey,
And for him I still am yearning
He’d been sick several years,
And I’ve shed many tears,
But I know he’s like a new man,
And is resting in God’s hands,
Dad had more than his share of hurting,
If I could bring him back-I wouldn’t,
I hope one day to sit at his side,
Forever to be in heaven on high!
7, Father © Ang Singh
Father father why did you leave me?
I felt so alone the day you left me.
My life became some thing empty and pointless.
In a world full of hate, pain confusion so much madness.
I sit in my room and reminisce of happy days spent with you.
The joys and smiles we shared together.
With lots of laughter, there were never tears.
These memories I will cherish always.
And hold close to my heart forever.
I try hard to plod on.
In a life that’s full of so much anger,
anguish and even hate.
Now that your gone.
We are missing the most important person.
It’s you father, our number one.
when you was here.
Family was complete happy even sweet.
Now that your gone.
We will always feel your love missed.
By me and the greater family.
So father its goodbye for now.
Until our paths cross again.
And become as ONE.
8, God For A Day © William Thomas Fearby
If I could be god for just one single day
I would take pain and suffering and banish it away
Killing and war would finish at last
Starvation and dying a thing of the past
There would be no more fighting with your fellow man
No greed no religion no colour ban
The world would live in harmony no reason to fight
Surely one God would make it easier to unite
No more of our children would be left to suffer
The loss of the love of their father or mother
Love can be the only religion to rule our life
Love doesn’t carry a gun or a knife
Open your eyes and look what we have done
We created a world where our God is a gun
Our religions the same whoever you maybe
We were put on this world to live our life free
Instead of the killing we must learn to love
This is the message I would send from above
You don’t need me to tell you where we are going wrong
To change our world we all must be strong
If you feel you need to pray to a prophet or a God
Remember one thing you may think this sounds quite odd
Did you ask God to kill someone or did you offer him love
I don’t need to tell you the answer you got that from above
It doesn’t matter what God you pray to it could be you or me
Until we listen to our hearts we will never be able to see
That killings not the answer it’s to love that holds the key
To remove all the shackles and finally set us free
9, To My Daddy, On Your Birthday © Danniele Berkley
Today was the day
So many years ago
You came into this world,
Bringing a special glow.
So full of love
And laughter so loud.
Thinking of you today,
You still make us proud.
Daddy, I know you’re watching,
I know your looking down.
Your birthday is today,
And although you’re not around,
It doesn’t stop our thoughts
And never stops our prayers.
I am sending birthday wishes
To my angel upstairs.
10, The Father’s Death © Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar
He had had six children,
Fifteen grandchildren and
Many great grandchildren.
He died with a son by.
Others didn’t see him last
And didn’t repent either.
Poems About Death of a Mom
1, Mother Smiled © Denny Green
I was a child
next quickly gone
yet I cried
is this wrong?
or even image
is she some kinda Angel
Death seems grinning
yet universe stays where
Maybe we are all like
dead leaves in a
2, World’s best Mom © Srijita Ganguly
She was fragile she was weak,
Her chances of survival was very bleak.
Doctors had lost all hope,
They couldn’t hear the heart beat through the stethoscope.
The father held her close to his chest,
His wet eyes were a proof of his heart’s mess.
He was still grieving the death of his wife,
With whom he was meant to spent the rest of his life.
His little angel had finally arrived,
Yet she lay cold and numb, doctors said” she wont survive.”
How would she without a mother’s milk or her loving touch?
There was nothing they could do much.
Hours turned into days and days into nights,
The dad waited outside while his angel in the incubator fought to survive.
Doctors and nurses gave in their best,
They were determined to win the quest.
Finally the day dawned,
The war with death was finally won.
They placed her gently in his arms,
Bewildered he was to see , the little angel had all her mother’s charm.
He looked at her and promised, she would never be alone,
He would be both her dad and mom.
The little angel smiled, those tiny fingers now held his palm,
She knew her dad would be the World’s best mum.
3, Goodbye Mother, Goodbye Mother © David Fernandes
We all say goodbye, to our dear mother,
Rest in peace forever
We never thought that so early
You would finish your life journey.
You were the mother most high
You left us behind so soon, why?
Despite our efforts and prayer, you embraced to die.
Goodbye, goodbye, mother, on your grave we cry.
We all gathered here to pray
Let your soul get a beautiful place in heaven to stay
We are sure your soul get happiness which never ends
God bless her, and may her soul rest in peace, she is more than our mother, sister and friend.
Goodbye goodbye dearest Mother.
4, She Left © Aygge Gobisiba Aluve
She Left my heart hanging in a tree of pains,
My mind in suicidal thoughts,
She turned my world into wounded little street,
She left my trust broken and ripped apart,
Where is this love you promised me,
You said till death do us apart,
But I’m still at shock that we both are living,
Or by saying this you meant to say till our love is threatened do us apart,
You made me believe you the one I could trust with my heart,
But you turned to be my heartbreaker and you left my heart at the place of sorrow,
You made me fall inlove with you and you you left me at the scene of love alone,
So all these were fake just like a kiss from Judas.
Was my love for not worth it,
I tried to give you myself but you asked for more I couldn’t offer,
You made my heart follow you and you dumped it in the lake of pain,
In the mountains of miseries and into the sea of distractions,
But in all these things my heart still needs you to unchain the chain of pain you’ve put me through.
You left but in my heart it’s like you still here.
5, Remembering My Mother © Belinda Stotler
My mother seems so far away from me
On that beautiful white shore across the sea.
Yet I remember love’s soft glow upon her face
And the feel of her touch and tender embrace.
When I am weary from the burdens I’ve borne,
And the path is unclear and I feel so forlorn,
I remember her loving support was always near
And her advice made the path ahead seem clear.
When I feel there is no one who seems to care,
Or when the heartache seems too hard to bear,
I remember how she always stood by my side
And would tenderly wipe away the tears I cried.
When there are moments of great joy and pride
And I wish my Mother was standing at my side,
I remember she saw more than I thought I could be,
And know I owe my triumphs to her belief in me.
When I reminisce about the things she used to say
And I miss her and think she is so far away,
I remember what she gave lives on through me,
And one day I’ll see her on the shore across the sea.
6, Missing Mama © Claudia Lee
I awake each morning to start a new day,
But the pain of losing you never goes away.
I go about the things I have to do,
And as the hours pass, I think again of you.
I want to call you and just hear your voice.
Then I remember that I have no choice,
For you are not there and now my heart cries
Just to see you again, to tell you goodbye.
To say, “Mama I love you and I always will,”
And hope that much of you in me you’ve instilled.
The day that you left I just didn’t know
That you were going where I couldn’t go.
And now all my memories of you are so dear,
But gosh, how I miss you and wish you were here.
Who now can hear me when I need to cry?
It’s so hard to tell you, “Mama goodbye.”
Someday I know all will be well
And I’ll see you again with stories to tell
Of how you were missed and how we have grown
And how good it is to finally be home.
Until then my memories of you I’ll keep near,
And I’ll pass them on to those who are dear.
I miss you, Mama!
7, My Mother, My Angel © Kathy J. Parenteau
Once upon a time an angel held my hand.
She wiped away my tears and helped me understand
Our time on Earth is brief; there are lessons to be learned.
Each precious day God gives us, another page is turned.
Every chapter full of memories, times of joy and tears,
Triumphs and defeats, through every passing year.
She loved us unconditionally, always by our side.
When no one else would listen, in her we could confide.
With gentle words of wisdom, she led us on our way,
Down the paths of righteousness if ever we did stray.
She saw the light in everyone and gave with no regrets,
Always from her heart, let’s not forget.
Angels come in many forms; for me it was my mother.
With love I cannot say in words there’ll never be another.
Every day I turn the page, in my heart will ever remain
Everything she taught me as I stroll down memory lane.
Thank you, God, for giving me the most priceless of all treasures.
Help my, Lord, to keep alive her memory here forever.
I pray that I can someday be everything she hoped I would,
That she’s smiling down from heaven knowing she did good.
As we gather here today, there’s no ending to her story.
Another chapter has begun, full of grace and glory.
God’s called her to his heavenly home, part of his great plan.
Although it may be hard, we all must understand.
Faith is what is hoped for, things we cannot see.
Heaven is promised to all of us if only we believe.
8, Although You’re Gone © Shannon Walker
Although you’re gone, I’m not alone,
And never shall I be,
For the precious memories of the bond we shared
Will never depart from me.
Our love surpassed the ups and downs
And helped us along the way,
And that same love will give me strength
To manage this loss each day.
On my mind and in my heart,
Mom, you shall forever be,
For just as much as I am a part of you,
You are a part of me!
9, Roses For Mama © Lynn Casstevens
Lord, are there roses in your garden
On the shores of jubilee
Would you pick a dozen of your best
And deliver them for me?
For you see, today is mothers’ day
And I can’t visit my mom
For it wasn’t very long ago
The angels came and took her home.
So if there are roses in your garden
On the shores of Jubilee
Would you pick a dozen of your best
And deliver them for me?
Would you take them to my mother
And tell her that I love her.
Tell her that I miss her
In oh! So many ways
But I have joy in knowing
We’ll meet again someday
And we’ll pick roses together
On the shores of Jubilee..
10, My Mother © Carol Bodenham
Look up to the sky.
Now tell me what you see.
A cloud, the moon, possibly the sun.
Many answers there will be.
When I look up to the sky,
I’ll tell you what I see.
I see my mother,
And she’s looking back at me.
She tells me she didn’t want to leave us,
But it was time for her to depart.
It was the hardest thing she had to do,
And it’s breaking her heart.
She tells me we mustn’t be sad
Because finally she’s pain free.
She’s found her place in heaven
Underneath a blossom tree.
She’ll always be there to guide us
When we feel we’ve lost the way.
She’ll always be there to comfort us
And wipe those tears away.
She’ll always be there to share our joy
And laugh at the jokes we make.
In order to feel her presence,
Only a little imagination it’ll take.
She may be in the form of a butterfly
Or simply a floating feather
Or hovering over like a busy bee
Or simply part of the weather.
You’ve all come here to say your farewell,
But for me it’s not goodbye.
If I want to see her, all I have to do
Is look up to the sky.
Poems About The Death of a Baby
1, Oh! African Child © Ude Quadir DevonKel
Born in the ghettos where hate is blind
Pain is your daily bread, and death is kind.
Your eyes flow with unending tears
You’re daily thrust with life’s painful Spears.
Daily, you’re beaten by life’s threatening fears.
You cry but no one hears.
Oh! African Child, raised in the ghettos.
Daily your best you give,
But yet the worst you receive.
For you, death has become attractive.
The greatest agony for you is to live.
Oh African child
You have lost hope in everything living
You wish to join the dying who are leaving
For you, nothing in life is worth believing.
Your leaders are far from leading,
They tell you that you’re the leader of tomorrow, but that’s only deceiving.
2, Heaven’s Rocking Chair © Ron Tranmer
Are there rocking chairs in Heaven
where little babies go?
Do the angels hold you closely
and rock you to and fro?
Do they talk silly baby talk
to get a smile or two,
and sing the sleepy lullabies
I used to sing to you?
My heart is aching for you,
my angel child so dear.
You brought such joy into my life
the short time you were here.
I know you’re in a happy place
and in God’s loving care.
I dream each night I’m rocking you
in Heaven’s rocking chair.
3, Teddy Bear © Ron Tranmer
It’s my very favorite place.
I feel closer to you there.
We rock the hours away.
Me and your Teddy Bear.
The rocking chair is squeaking,
as rocking chairs will do.
I pretend the one I’m holding
isn’t Teddy Bear, but you.
I miss your little chubby cheeks.
They were so fun to kiss.
Cuddling you, and hearing you goo
are among the things I miss.
Precious memories of you linger.
My child I miss you so.
I hope one day my heart will heal.
It’s hard to let you go.
When in time God calls me home
to be with you up there;
With joy I’ll hold you in my arms
instead of Teddy Bear.
4, The way I feel © Melissa L Eshleman’s
They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time nor reason,
Will change the way I feel,
No-one knows the heartache,
That lies behind my smile,
No-one knows how many times,
I have broken down and cried,
I want to tell you something,
So there won’t be any doubt,
You’re so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to be without.
5, Death of a Baby © Hofmann Ines
While your baby learned
How to walk on earth
My baby learned
How to fly with angels
I not only lost a child.
I lost a piece of my heart.
Death leaves a heartache
no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory
no one can steal.
6, If Only © Ron Tranmer
If only, my child, I could send,
A basket filled with love,
And pretty blue forget-me-not’s
To your new home above.
If only I could send a hug
Past every twinkling star,
And a suitcase filled with kisses
Up to heaven where you are.
If only I could rock you
As I did not long ago,
And sing you one more lullaby
Before you had to go.
If only’s fill my every thoughts
As my heart is aching for you.
With faith, I’ll wait until the time
“If only’s” all come true.
7, A Parent’s Prayer © Author Unknown
When a child is apart,
even for a little while,
a parent says a prayer.
We ask the Lord to protect…
to be where we cannot be,
to go where we cannot go.
In Him we place our trust,
for He sees, He knows.
Though how your heart must break,
parted for now from your little one,
know that the Lord keeps your little one safe,
with Him, where we all belong.
He will keep your child in a loving embrace,
just as He keeps you, a child, too.
That is His answer to a parent’s prayer,
that is His love —
8, Too Pure To Stay © Ron Tranmer
At the loss of a dear sweet child
words cannot explain,
how much the heart is broken,
or how awful is the pain.
“Why doest Thou take little ones?”
I asked as I knelt to pray.
I felt His spirit telling me;
“They are too pure to stay.”
I had the warmest feeling
That my child is happy and waits,
until we are together again
past Heaven’s golden gates.
Time will reunite us.
In not too many years.
In heavens place, we’ll embrace
and joy will replace tears.
9, Sixteen Candles © Sharon Philbin
Your 16th birthday came and went,
There were no candles on your cake.
Just a flood of memories,
Funny, Heartfelt, Wonder, Excitement,
Anger, Teasing, Fear, Anxiety, Joy, Worry, Laughter…..
Your 16th birthday came and went.
There were no candles on your cake.
10, My Little Angel © Unknown
You’ve just walked on ahead of me
And I’ve got to understand
You must release the ones you love
And let go of their hand.
I try and cope the best I can
But I’m missing you so much
If I could only see you
And once more feel your touch.
Yes, you’ve just walked on ahead of me
Don’t worry I’ll be fine
But now and then I swear I feel
Your hand slip into mine.
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Poems About Brother’s Death
1, His Journey’s Just Begun © Ellen Brenneman
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 as 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.
2, He is Gone © David Harkins
You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes,
love and go on.
3, Brother Death © Aztlanquill
“Come take a journey with me.” he said.
Took me by the hand gently,
“Walk with me through land of the dead
On that long road of infinity.”
“We’ll kiss the sun and touch the star
Glide in spirit through the universe.
Come on brother, its not too far
With you in the lead of course.
And when we reach our destination
On the edge of oblivion’s realm,
We’ll dance in my cosmic station
In the silence of eternal calm.
Through the void of space swirling by
For I am that mysterious portal
In truth you never die.
4, Missing My Little Brother © Michele Meleen
I was supposed to protect him,
to show him this life,
to love him and tease him,
cause and take away strife.
But my baby brother is gone,
now I need him to help me,
because I’m missing my little brother
and need him to set me free.
5, Goodbye Brother © Sunshine
Heaven has called upon you today,
leaving so many words left to say.
But now it’s too late, for your time has come.
Words unspoken – I am sure everybody has some.
Regrets and wishes are probably there too,
but lasting forever are memories of you.
I was there when you needed a place to stay,
just like you would be there for me night or day.
There have been many times that we disagreed,
but we were there for each other in time of need.
Now it’s time for me to say goodbye,
until we meet again in heaven to fly.
6, Brothers © Steve Mason
From the depths of my heart, come the words of a brother,
where our souls and our minds, are like that of no other.
The spirit of competition, will always be there,
in the look of our eyes, and the glance of our stare.
Protecting each other, is always a must,
good times or bad times, never losing that trust.
Like a vision of Indians, riding across desert sand,
or the heart of a Raider, when he conquers new land.
We never lacked courage, or showed too much pride,
with no thoughts of guilt, or feelings put to the side.
It’s important to strive forward, and not live through regret,
but to savor the memories, and to never forget.
To be such close companions, always made me so proud,
never scared to express feelings, our emotions speak loud.
Whether it’s heaven or on earth, our souls are always together,
we share that sacred bond, knowing that brothers last forever.
7, Brother Death © Aztlanquill
I’ve a relative of mine
His face is ugly
Takes my breath
I have to meet him
At the end of time
His name is Death
Unfortunately he is my kin.
He dresses in black robe
Hood and scythe
He visits once
And I can’t tell you why.
8, Pain And Sorrow © Unknown
This life is filled with pain and sorrow,
I always wonder if I’ll make it through tomorrow.
I don’t know what I’m going to do,
I’m always missing you.
I think about the joy, laughter, and tears,
and try not to have any fears.
I close my eyes and take a deep breath,
But once again I start thinking about your death.
You told me you would only be gone a little while,
And told me to always keep on a smile.
But its been longer than a while,
How do you expect me to smile?
I know you will always be in my heart,
But it is slowly breaking apart.
I always loved having you near,
and now I wish you were here.
9, My Brother © Unknown
As kids, we lived together
We fought, we laughed, we cried.
We did not always show the love,
that we both had inside.
We shared our dreams and plans,
and some secrets too.
All the memories we share,
Is what bonds me now to you.
We grew to find we have a love
that is very strong today.
It’s a love shared by our family,
that will never fade away.
You are my brother not by choice,
but by the nature of our birth
I could not have chosen a better one
you were the best on earth.
10, His Peaceful Grave © Author Unknown
Our brother lives with us in memory
Before our eyes he grew weaker every day
Doing all we could to save him
Until God took him away
Never shall his memory fade
Our sweetest love lingers
Forever round his peaceful grave.
Poems About Daughter’s Death
1, To my dearest Daughter © Fikile Fikilonko
She’s a blessing from god
She makes me stronger
She makes me believe in myself
She’s everything I ever wished for
She’s my smile keeper
She makes my everyday pain go away
She turns my sadness into my happiness
She gave me a reason to see life
God prepared her for me
He gave me the best present ever
She made my everyday feels special
She made me a Mom
2, Silence © D. H. Lawrence
Since I lost you I am silence-haunted,
Sounds wave their little wings
A moment, then in weariness settle
On the flood that soundless swings.
Whether the people in the street
Like pattering ripples go by,
Or whether the theatre sighs and sighs
With a loud, hoarse sigh:
Or the wind shakes a ravel of light
Over the dead-black river,
Or night’s last echoing
Makes the daybreak shiver:
I feel the silence waiting
To take them all up again
In its vast completeness, enfolding
The sound of men.
3, Waiting For Daddy © Barbara Bailey
Daddy, can you feel me?
Do you know I’m near?
I wished that I could be with you,
To wipe away your tears.
I know you’re hurting, Daddy.
I see it every day.
If only I could help you see
I really am okay.
Heaven is so pretty, Daddy.
Me and Mommy are there.
We’re spending time with Jesus.
We’ll be waiting for you here,
But you have things to do down there
Until your time is done.
Oh, but when that day comes, Daddy,
Into your arms I’ll run…
4, When You Were Small © Linda D. Cope
I often think of you.
When you were very small,
You left your fingerprints
On almost every wall.
Back when you were growing up,
They were such happy years.
How you would smile and make up games,
I remember through my tears.
Someday we will be together
In heaven up above.
But for now, my little girl,
I send you all my love.
5, Grieving Mother © Author Unknown
The day my child died
I became somebody new
A totally different person
Someone I never knew
I am not who I used to be
I am definately not the same
The only thing that hasn’t changed
Is the spelling of my name
I cry more than I ever did
I break down quite a lot
My heart hurts everyday
The pain will never stop
A mother gives her child life
And a love unlike no other
When that is taken all away
She then becomes a grieving mother
6, Handprint © Tony Doiron
You were lying in my arms,
As I tried to say goodbye.
“It might be for the best,” they said,
But I knew that was a lie.
I gazed at your little handprint,
Given to us that day.
You wouldn’t feel pain again,
But I wanted you to stay.
You fought for every breath you took,
Never letting go,
Until one day God made you His,
Leaving all of us below.
Although you couldn’t walk or talk,
Or even count to ten,
Your short life had more impact
Than a hundred million men.
7, Kiss My Girl Goodbye © Tony Doiron
God took you from me suddenly
I could only sit and cry
Hold her tightly in your arms
Kiss my girl goodbye
I’ve heard some say, “your will be done”
I ponder life and death and sigh
Keep her close, within your sight
Kiss my girl goodbye
The pain and sorrow still linger
My eyes are not yet dry
Rock her gently, sing to her
Kiss my girl goodbye
Until I make my final journey
Across the threshold in the sky
Pull her blanket to her chin
Kiss my girl goodbye
8, Angels Cry © Adele Maritz
Why must mothers say goodbye?
Every time children die –
The angels cry.
Stop the hurt and stop the pain.
Never any gain, just a nation’s shame,
a laughable blame game.
Only headstones remain.
Sisters and brothers ripped from
fathers and mothers.
Empty chairs and empty beds,
fill empty homes – hung by threads.
Let our children play and shine.
Just a day without that headline.
Safe in the streets and safe in their beds,
no bruises and bullets – we beg!
Why must mothers say goodbye?
Every time children die –
The angels cry.
9, For My Daughter Crissy © Kathy
Gentle Savior, please look down.
There’s someone by your side,
A small bewildered four year old
Who needs you as her guide.
You’ll know she’s Crissy if her smile
could melt a heart of stone;
She’s lost, for she has never
In her short life been alone.
There was no stain on Crissy’s soul,
No hatred and no fear;
You must have loved her even more
Than we who mourn her here.
When night falls, could you tuck her in,
And help her with her prayers?
I’d give so much to hear once more
Her footsteps on the stairs.
Please kiss her silky brow sometimes,
And give her joy and peace;
The glow she brought to all our lives,
Will never ever cease.
10, The Ballad Of Mir’S Daughter’s Death © Aquib
On the auspicious wedding night
She told him to sleep sound & tight
Nay! not with her but with flimsy,
Car, AC, cash and bright filigree.
Till date the Couplets are told,
“Oh Mir! your daughter is no more”.
He only forgot to give the white shroud,
A body laden with red Lehga was brought.
He was in a Masjid on a mat,
Almost bare hand with no cash,
A Mulazim came,”Sire! the car is aback”,
A death caused by the Dowry’s wrath.
She died of the honour of her father,
Cannot fathom why she was a daughter?
Her mind bedazzled by the thoughts
Was she a commodity or a wrought.
Destiny has it’s fate a dignified death,
Of chaste, pure soul an epitome of faith
A martyr surely in the Sight of ALLAH,
Mir She isn’t dead but in the ranks of Suhada.
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