When A Child Dies

When A Child Dies

A Poem by Sheila Moore
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I wrote this about a little girl named Maddie, who died from complications of severe cerebral palsy when she was two years old.

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When a child dies

the world can't see

the reason that lies

behind what's meant to be


The world's filled with grief

it can barely endure 

overwhelming disbelief

pain raw and pure


When a child dies

the world can't hear

the cessation of cries

of torture and fear


The world's filled with despair

anger and sadness

a loss so rare

causes suffering madness


When a child dies

the world can't touch

where this angel flies

home to Jesus


Where he takes her by hand

to Heavenly skies

the world can't understand

when a child dies


Copyright 2004 Sheila Moore

© 2010 Sheila Moore


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an ethereal hymn beautifully crafted ~ "where he takes her by hand to Heavenly skies the world can't understand when a child dies" ~ touchingly fluttering on my lips, your sound makes the children sing

Posted 9 Years Ago


An emotionally stirring write and a strong tribute as well.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Sam
I like this a lot. It's well written and I like the way the words sound together. Keep up the good work! =)

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Sheila Moore
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I have been a writer since I was twelve years old - mostly poetry, vignettes, and short stories (published but working towards the paid part.) My current goal is to focus on and improve my skills as .. more..


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