Special Poetry


I'm just a small guy

And I know I could be

Doing more things at my age

Than my body lets me


Doctors say that I'm sick

That it's getting worse

I feel lost

And I cry

And so often, it hurts


I hurt when I'm moved

Just a little too fast

Or when it's too loud

Or I can't catch my breath


I hurt in my body

And I don't understand

I just came here to love

And you're all my friends


So my mom holds me close

And helps with my pain

My dad says, "Hey Bubba!"

It brightens my day


Please talk when you see me

And know that I hear

I understand all your words

It helps so much that you're near


I can feel your love

Even though I'm in pain

Please know that it helps

Your efforts are not in vain


Put your hand on my head

Then take a deep breath

Close your eyes

Say "I'm here"

"It's alright"

And just know

That's enough


We babies in pain

We know that you're trying

It's hard to know what to do

When they say we are dying

Hug my mom and my dad

And my big sister, too

Sometimes she cries

Cause she's still little, too


Just give them some love

That's a big gift to me

'Cause love flows like a river

In my family

Written for Auggie by his Grandma Kerry


When God calls little children

to dwell with him above,

We mortals sometimes question

the wisdom of his love.

For no heartache compares with

the death of one small child

Who does so much to make our world,

seem wonderful and mild

Perhaps God tires of calling

the aged to his fold,

So he picks a rosebud,

before it can grow old.


God knows how much we need them,

and so he takes but few

To make the land of Heaven more

beautiful to view.

Believing this is difficult still

somehow we must try,

The saddest word mankind knows

will always be "Good-bye."

So when a little child departs,

we who are left behind

Must realize God loves children,

Angels are hard to find.

Author Unknown

I'll lend you for a little time, a child of mine, God said.

For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he's dead.

It may be six or seven weeks, or thirty years or three,

But will you, till I call him back, take real good care of him for me?

He'll bring his charm to gladden you, and should his stay be brief,

You'll have his lovely memories, as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.

But are lessons taught down there, I want this child to learn.

I looked the world wide over, in my search for teachers true,

And from the throngs who crown life's way, I have selected you.

Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain,

Nor hate me when I call around, to take him back again?

I fancy that I hear you say, "Dear Lord, Thy will be done,

For all the joy the child has wrought, all faithful risks we run.

We sheltered him with tenderness, we loved him while we may.

And for the happiness we've known, we shall forever grateful stay.

But you came around to call for him, much sooner than we'd planned.

Dear Lord, forgive our grief, and help us understand."

Author Unknown


Some things I'd like to say

But first of all to let you know

That I arrived okay

I'm writing this from Heaven

Where I dwell with God above

Where there's no more tears

Or sadness there

Is just eternal love

Please do not be unhappy

Just because I'm out of site

Remember that I'm with you

Every morning, noon and night

That day I had to leave

When my life on Earth was through

God picked me up and hugged me

And He said I welcome you

It's good to have you back again

You were missed while you were gone

As for your dearest family

They'll be here later on

I need you here so badly

As part of My big plan

There's so much that we have to do

To help our mortal man

Then God gave me a list of things

He wished for me to do

And foremost on that list of mine

Is to watch and care for you

And I will be beside you

Every day and week and year

And when you're sad

I'm standing there

To wipe away the tear

And when you lie in bed at night

The days chores put to flight

God and I are closest to you

In the middle of the night

When you think of my life on earth

And all those loving years

Because you're only human

They are bound to bring you tears

But do not be afraid to cry

It does relieve the pain

Remember there would be no flowers

Unless there was some rain

I wish that I could tell you

Of all that God has planned

But if I were to tell you

You wouldn't understand

But one thing for certain

Though my life on Earth is o're

I am closer to you now

Than I ever was before

And to my very many friends

Trust God knows what is best

I'm still not far away from you

I'm just beyond the crest

There are rocky roads ahead of you

And many hills to climb

But together we can do it

Taking one day at a time

It was always my philosophy

And I'd like it to be for you too

That as you give unto the World

So the world will give to you

If you can help somebody

Who is in sorrow or in pain

Then you can say to God at night

My day was not in vain

And now I am contented

That my life it was worthwhile

Knowing as I passed along the way

I made somebody smile today

So if you meet somebody

Who is down and feeling low

Just lend a hand to pick him up

As on your way you go

When you are walking

Down the street

And you've got me on your mind

I'm walking in your footsteps

Only half a step behind

And when you feel the gentle breeze

Or the wind upon your face

That's me giving you a great big hug

Or just a soft embrace

And when it's time for you to go

From that body to be free

Remember you're not going

You are coming here to me

And I will always love you

From that land way up above

We'll be in touch again soon.

P.S. God sends His Love

Author Unknown

May you be blessed with peace,

And your joys increased,

Protection from above,

Filled with God's abiding love;

A shower of grace,

An absence of sorrow,

And in it's place,

Hope for tomorrow.