Daughters are a source of immeasurable joy for her parents. Long before a daughter is born, she is deeply loved. Daughters are often a mother’s best friend, her ally, and her most precious treasure. For a father, a daughter is often the apple of his eye, his princess. It is no surprise then, that a parent’s love for a daughter is so intense and selfless. For this reason, the loss of a daughter can bring on a range of difficult emotions including numbness, guilt, anger, emptiness, disbelief and deep sadness.
Here are some poems in loving memory of a daughter.
1. If I Could Hear Her
I see your teardrops falling
I hear you cry my name
I know you can not see me
but I hold you just the same
I watch as you lie abed
as restless as can be
I hear your whispered words
as you pray for dreams of me
every day for you is painful
each breath, each step you take
but as the wise mom I know
a future you will make
I envelope you in my love
as for me you use to do
it’s hard to see you in such pain
forever the strong one’s been you
although our lives’ journeys
have bid us to be apart
I am with you, you are with me
always in our hearts
2. Dear God, Please Take Care Of My Little Girl
Dear God, please take care of my little girl,
The one with big eyes, and soft brown curls.
She was special, as you should know,
I really didn’t want to let her go.
She touched the hearts of everyone she knew.
Letting her go was so hard to do.
Her smile could brighten up the darkest room.
I wish you didn’t have to take her so soon.
Could you sit and rock her and read her a story,
She’s probably afraid, please tell her don’t worry.
Tell her mommy loves her and wishes she could be here,
But it won’t be for many more years.
She loves to sing all kinds of songs,
Please tell her that she did no wrong.
Would you comfort her and hold her in your arms tight,
And tell her she is missed every day and night.
Please tell her she is loved so very dear
I’ll say it every day for her to hear
Her short life on earth is now completed
For lessons I’m sure you felt I needed
Tell her I promise to see her again someday
When that will be, I really can’t say
I promise to make up for the time that’s past
To hold her and comfort her, in my arms at last.
3. When You Were Small
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
Some day we will be together
In heaven up above.
But for now my little girl
I send you all my love.
4. A Mother’s Memories Of Her Daughter
A year has passed since you left us
A year of sadness and pain
A year of wishing we had the chance to bring us all back together again
They say time is a healer
In time the pain becomes easier to bear
But the pain we feel in our hearts is still, and always will be there
You’re up in heaven now
Up there with your dad and Paul
Up with the angels
Away from it all
You left us your ray of sunshine
A little one to have and hold
A beautiful girl called Tierney
With hair so soft and gold
Your face we see in her daily
A reminder of how beautiful you were
Her smile her warmth her charisma
Is everything of you we see in her
5. Words From Mommy’s Heart
Thinking of you and your sweetest smile
I close my eyes for just a while,
As I lay and think of you
Your love of gum and how you’d chew,
And how you tried so very hard
To blow a bubble, but spit your gum across the yard,
I think of times spent at the park
And how you’d want to stay till dark,
The time you tried the balance beam
All by yourself, falling off with a laughing scream,
Or the many times I helped you along
The monkey bars though you were so strong,
The way you’d shout “weeee” going down the slide
Hands in the air like a stampede ride,
The way you ran around a tree
Yelling at everyone “you can’t catch me,”
I think of the nights you would try and stay up
And how you’d ask for your Tinkerbell cup,
The many stories that we’d read
And how you’d roll around your bed.
What I wouldn’t give for one more night
To tuck you in all nice and tight
I’d give you kisses and sing our song
And tell you I love you and to be strong
I’d tell you not to worry, and that we’re all okay
And even though I wanted to I couldn’t make you stay
I know that you are happy now, and you’re in no more pain
And this again I promise you, your loss was not in vain
So take my word here and now
I make this to you my solemn vow
Forever shall I love you, and keep your memory
Until that day that once more, I can hold you close to me.
6. Waiting For Daddy
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 everyday
If only I could help you see
I really am ok
Heaven is so pretty daddy
Me and mommy’s 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…