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As I bade our Son goodbye

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As I bade our Son goodbye


Let me take away your heartache, 
Let me bear your unbound pain. 
For I don't want you going through, 
All that suffering again. 

On the worst day of my life thus far, 
We were standing side by side. 
When we took our boy to hospital, 
From Meningitis, there he died. 

The pain I felt in my grieving heart, 
I have never felt before. 
I know those doctors tried to help, 
And they could have done no more. 

On the morning of Zach's funeral, 
With a tear in my eye. 
It's the hardest thing I've ever done, 
As I bade our son goodbye. 

To have your child die in your arms, 
And there's nothing you can do. 
Is the hardest test this world can give, 
But his love will see us through. 

So heavenly Father I ask of you, 
Don't cast my Son aside. 
For that young lad who we love so dear, 
I now give to you with pride.

Copyright © Leighton Rees

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  1. Date: 6/18/2012 7:51:00 PM
    This is so sad, yet so beautiful. The emotion comes through this so well. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 8:30:00 AM
    welcome to poetry soup

    Rees Avatar Leighton Rees
    Date: 6/15/2012 6:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Diane for the warm welcome
  1. Date: 6/14/2012 8:29:00 AM
    aww a s ad but good poem, it is so painfullt o loose a child, my mother lost 2 babies one before me and one after me, my eldest sitet lost 1 he died, lesley the enxt eldest had a still birth and olwen my next eldest siter had a baby in the tube and then lost twins ata later date, and my two sons girl friends both lost a baby to miscarraige, I know how it feels it runs in my family babies dieing so young or even before they are born.

    Rees Avatar Leighton Rees
    Date: 6/14/2012 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am so sorry for the losses that have engulfed your family, This poem was dedicated to memory of my sisters loss of her child.