Memorial Poem

I have no idea who wrote this poem, but I am incredibly grateful to him or her.  A fellow bereaved parent recommended the poem to me when I was floundering about trying to find the perfect words for my daughter’s memorial cards.  It’s not the greatest in terms of the techniques of poetry, but that is of absolutely no matter.  If you or someone you know is in that same position, maybe this poem will help:

The world may never notice

If a Snowdrop doesn’t bloom

Or even pause to wonder

If the petals fall too soon.

But every life that ever forms,

Or ever comes to be,

Touches the world in some small way

For all eternity.

The little one we long for

Was swiftly here and gone.

But the love that was then planted

Is a light that still shines on.

And though our arms are empty,

Our hearts know what to do.

Every beating of our hearts

Says that we do love you.


2 thoughts on “Memorial Poem

  1. I think of you often.

    This is a beautiful poem – written by a grieving parent … not Wordsworth or Betjamin.

    I think the lines,

    ” But the love that was then planted is a light that still shines on…” Can bring hope to an earlier post you made in which you seemed fearful that time may take you further away from the love that you have now – 6 months on.

    Love never fades.


    • Hi, Jean. Thanks for your comforting words. I truly appreciate your continued good wishes more than I can say.

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