Christmas poem by a grieving mother for her son.

A Christmas Card for Robbie
by Kathleen Paley Smith

It’s the night before Christmas, we’re all filled with joy,
Except when we think of you, little boy.
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care,
And in our hearts it’s as if you were here.

My children are sleeping, in their bedrooms they lie,
But we’re still filled with grief for our baby that died.
You see, this Christmas you would have been two,
But every Christmas I know we’ll miss you.

As I wrap up the presents my thought are on you,
And what we’d have bought if you were here, too.
A car, a ball, a red fire truck?
Or maybe a rabbit’s foot to bring you good luck.

The tree is all trimmed with bright colored balls,
And decorations hang on all of the walls.
It looks so pretty – – I wonder if you see
Your Christmas ball we’ve hung on the tree.

I made it for you before you were here,
Not knowing I’d hang it with eyes filled with tears.
Tomorrow is Christmas, I’ll try not to be sad;
I’ll count all my blessings and try to be glad,

You’ve not a part of our future – – you were a part of our past
And someday I know we’ll be together at last.

http://www.bereavement-poems-articles.com/poems/holiday/103-card-for-robbie.php

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About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on December 25, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. That’s a beautiful poem.
    I never made it to a computer on Christmas Eve but I want you to know I was thinking about you and Evan. Hugs.

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