Dear Child

By: Wayne Brown

What is this child we give to God?

What could its life have achieved?

How could such innocence and beauty

Be taken leaving us so deeply grieved?



What child is this given to you, our God?

The very God who gave him to us

How could his little life end so suddenly?

No reason…leaving us to only trust?



What child is this in your arms Dear Lord?

Whose breathe is no longer there

How could you not help him to live on?

No reason offered; seeming not to care



What child do you take Dear God?

This little one who was ours

How can we go on without his presence?

Please God, use your great powers



What child is this bound for heaven Oh God?

Why must it be our precious love?

How will we go on alone with empty arms?

Oh God, please look down from above



What child is this forever lost, Dear God

Too soon we say our goodbyes

How will we cope in our sadness and pain?

The tears never to leave our eyes



What child is this Dear Lord, My God?

Tis’ ours to give unto thee

Please hold, love, and keep him close

In Heaven and in our hearts he’ll be



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Wayne Brown

I joined the writer ranks full-time in 2010 venturing out on HubPages. I still have work there but have not posted any additional work since 2012. I served six years in the USAF as a Navigator/Flight Instructor on C-130 transport aircraft and then had a 35+ year career in R&D prior to retiring in 2012. Writing has always been a part of my work and an interest to me. I also enjoy singing and guitar as a hobby. I am happily married and reside in Arlington, Texas.

5 thoughts on “Dear Child

  • May 26, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    There is nothing more precious or freely given to us than the beauty and innocence of a child. To lose one in death is a suffering for parents beyond belief. We want to die before our kids, not them before us. It’s so sad to read this Wayne, I hope that your mind is at peace with the loss, it saddens me to read of a loss so terrible as that of a child. Nicely penned my friend, you moved this poet for sure.

  • May 27, 2016 at 1:58 AM

    Nicely expressed and emotive of that pain of losing a child. I lost my firstborn at four months and completely relate. A heartfelt and warm expression of loss. Well penned and appreciated.

  • June 1, 2016 at 2:52 AM

    The heartbreak and struggle with God very real. It brought tears to my eyes, having several friends who have lost children.

  • July 23, 2016 at 11:38 AM

    This really is a hard one Wayne. Even for ones who know heaven is a better place it fills us with questions but we have to know it is nothing bad with our Father who gave His own son. Some answers we will be in heaven before we know the answer and it will not matter then, will it? I lost a 6 year old granddaughter and still shake my head in wonder but then I do know where she is and I will see her again.


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