My missing girl

by Darren   Jul 9, 2014

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I haven't forgotten you,
even though you never made it
everyday I still wonder
what you would have added to my life.

A blow to the stomach crucified my dreams
I was told it wasn't to be but......
this was not your doing
fate is never that cruel.

It is said you visit me,
you warn me about dangers
I know you try and fix my mind
but these thoughts only muddy my imagination.

I believe it is possible to be proud,
of a daughter who didn't make it,
I can be proud of who you could have been
each regret a knife to my heart.

My girl, you don't need to be angry
your face may be missing from family albums
your name erased from greeting cards,
but I will never stop whispering your existence.

I have your memories tattooed onto my soul.

(dedicated to my missing daughter, she was lost to us through
a blow to my wife's stomach, She would be a difficult teen now,
I would take that right now, compared to the pain of losing her.)


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  • 2 years ago

    by Tanya Southey

    So beautifully expressed. This poem will help many people. Thank you for sharing.

  • 2 years ago

    by Khadz

    I don’t have any baby, so I don’t know what must be the feeling of conceiving and losing it..... it’s moved me so deeply brought some precious tears in my eyes.

    Wonderful express of emotions dear my prayers for your family.

    Love Khadz

  • 3 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    A sad piece that touched my heart deeply. The gift of a daughter is priceless. I know it so well having one. The first stanza broke me, asking what she could have added into your life. I know there are what-ifs but everything still happens for a reason. Blessings.

  • 4 years ago

    by Em

    Darren, this is such a sad piece.

    Beautifully written full of emotion from the depths of the soul. The loss of a child is great.

    I'm sorry you had to go through this and still do each day.


    • 4 years ago

      by Darren

      Thanks again Em

  • 4 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A beautiful poem really touched my heart

    • 4 years ago

      by Darren

      Thanks Milly

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