For something that affects so many,

It’s surprisingly still a taboo

And treated with, ‘well you can have another’

That’s not the point, I wanted you.

I loved you before you were there

When you were just a thought in my head

A thought that turned to longing

And the centre of our days ahead.

You may not have been with me long,

Only in there for a very short while

But that doesn’t stop me wondering

About your face, your hair and your smile.

Other children may indeed follow

And begin to fill the empty space

But no matter how many are round the table

There will always be a missing face.

So please avoid the cliches

When you see a face saddened with grief.

No, it didn’t happen for the best.

Nature can be such a cruel thief.


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  • What a touching poem, my thoughts are with you.


  • As someone that miscarried early, I think that it depends how far along you were when you miscarried.


  • i really think we never get over the loss we just learn to live with it.
    I know i still think of the angel i lost every day


  • I’m so sorry for your loss. A beautiful poignant article


  • I lost my baby to a miscarriage however my ex didnt want him
    I can’t tell people the pain and loss I feel


  • Yes. One of my sons was stillborn.


  • Such a touching poem and one I totally get


  • What a beautiful poem, so touching


  • These are words are very heartfelt by those of us who felt such sadness in our life’s journey of but why!
    After our beautiful girl arrived, which we lost her twin in utero sadly, there were 4 miscarriages that followed for us..and yes I heard those the words far to often..”oh it’s for the best” ..’god had other plans’ ‘maybe it’s not meant to be’ ahhh hell no! The grief used to overwhelm me at times..especially if I was driving, the tears would just fall while all alone, a simple hug is sometimes the best medicine in the world … Eleven months after the last loss a gorgeous ‘rainbow’ baby boy was welcomed into our family and to love and cherish as much as his big sister. My advice for everyone who suffers thru miscarriage is take it a day at a time and don’t put too much pressure on yourself and try not take the well meaning comments from others to heart. xo


  • I have not experienced a miscarriage but I watched the heartbreak when a friend of mine miscarried again and again. She did try again and she eventually had a little girl to hold but each of those lost children will forever be in her heart.


  • A truly touching and beautiful and honest poem. Miscarriages are hard and personal and tragic and should never be treated lightly. We should all be given the chance and respect to grieve in our own way.


  • Beautiful poem. I miscarried 3 times and yes I grieved those missed children too. But now many years later it’s not much in my thoughts at all


  • I have been there a long time ago
    bed rest but had a 12mth child so no go
    watched for spotting everytime went to loo
    was put in hospital for bed rest too
    Casualty Doctor gave me an internal tho did protest
    On ward misscarried not an easy quest
    took 7 long years to concieve again
    Lots of tests too long to pen
    but have two healthy sons and it is remembered but way back then


  • I had three miscarriages and each of them are still in my heart and always are going to be there, even today after having my two daughters I always remember my 3 babies that couldn’t stay with me.
    I hate when people say “it was for the best…” No, the best was them staying with me, I had, have so much love for them… They are my 3 little angels that live in my heart and soul.


  • How true is your poem. Having lost two – the other four, although so very loved never made up for the two that were lost. That is only in my heart, I guess.


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