Funeral Poems for a Child or Baby

We hope you will find a poem for your child's funeral that speaks to you and honours your child as you would like to remember them.  We wish you our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. You will find many pages of advice to help you cope with your grief on our website.  

Several of these poems have been written specially for us and so are new and unique to our site.  Please feel free to use them for your funeral or ceremony and for sending messages of condolence but please respect the copyright of those poems marked and do not publish elsewhere without our permission.  

Rouleau by Locke W. Jones

You rolled into the universe
Rolled in the womb
Rolled in my arms
As we rolled down hills.
Your laughter rolled through our home
Your snores rolled with the sun
We rolled you with love
Our rolling happy love.

Where did you roll off too?
I can't help but wonder
As the seasons roll by
The ache rolls like thunder.
No hills
No arms
No womb
No universe
Will ever weigh the same
The day my love rolled away.

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For Ben - Anon


Eyes that twinkle sunshine
A face that breaks your heart
That special look of innocence
Remains while we're apart.
We had you for a short while, 
But you brought so many joys, 
Now play in peace our baby,
Enjoy your angel toys.  
Time will bring us comfort
While waiting for the day
When we will be together again
Not just a whisper away. 

poem for loss of a child with Teddy photo

Epitaph on a child by Thomas Gray(1716 - 1771)

Here, freed from pain, secure from misery, lies
A child, the darling of his parents' eyes:
A gentler lamb n'er sported on the plain,
A fairer flower will never bloom again:
Few were the days allotted to his breath;
Now let him sleep in peace his night of death.



A Child Loaned - Anon - First Published in a newspaper circa 1930


I will lend you, for a little time,
A child of mine, He said.
For you to love the while he lives,
And mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years,
Or twenty-two or three.

But will you, till I call him back,
Take care of him for Me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you,
And should his stay be brief.
You'll have his lovely memories,
As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there,
I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over,
In search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,
I have selected you.

Now will you give him all your love,
Nor think the labour vain.
Nor hate me when I come
To take him home again?
I fancied that I heard them say,
'Dear Lord, Thy will be done!'
For all the joys Thy child shall bring,
The risk of grief we'll run.

We'll shelter him with tenderness,
We'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known,
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him,
Much sooner than we've planned.
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
And try to understand.


Epitaph Upon A Child That by Died Robert Herrick

Here she lies, a pretty bud, 
Lately made of flesh and blood: 
Who as soon as fell fast asleep 
As her little eyes did peep. 
Give her strewings, but not stir 
The earth that lightly covers her.


More Remembrance Poems for Children Commissioned Just for this Site

Lil One by Aneela Ahmed


My dear baby as I bury you today
With you die my dreams, the night forever stays.
It's not that I want to
I never knew I could
But life makes you do things
You never knew you could.

I’ll cling to your memories
Your pillow I’ll hug to sleep
Dressed in white oh lil one
Today your mom weeps.

You took away with you
My reason to smile
I would give my all
To make you stay a while
But some things just happen
And helpless we are
Lil one I miss you
My bright lil star.

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The Loss of Innocence By Amelia Vandergast 

From the echo of your first cry
I felt as though my heart started to exist outside of me. 
Now that you’re gone, you live inside every candle I light.
You’re in the horizon of every sunrise and sunset 
glowing like the fire you set inside of me. 

I’ll never stop asking why your time was cut too short,
perhaps you were too innocent for this world.
I know I’ll never find an answer 
it can be hard to swallow the anger 
but I know you’d want me to keep on pushing 
so you can live forever in the garden of my memory. 

I’ll water you every day 
in the hope that you’re still blossoming 
you may be far from me
but I’ll never admit I’ve lost you forever even though every day I can still feel you tearing away. 

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I'll Hear You in My Heart by Helena Bester 

meme for loss of a child, poem by Helena Bester


I hope to hear you in the wind
In all the days that remain
I hope to see you on the swings
Hear your laugh and feel you there again

Oh, if just for a moment I could touch the softness of your hand
Hear your excited whisper about the things we’ve planned

But, I know I’ll hear you in my heart
In all the days and days we’ll be apart
Here you’ll dance and live and laugh
Forever beautiful in sepia photograph

© Copyright GriefandSympathy.com

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