Poetry By Our Members

Forever Friends

We knew there was a bond
right from the very start.
Yes we are forever friends,
connected at the heart
by the changes in our lives
that led us here to this place.
We may not ever meet each other face to face.
But our hearts remain entwined
by a love that is divine
for we know that one great day
As Jesus our Lord did say
We will be met by those we love
Who have gone before to up above
And I will know you there my friend
As the love for our chidren
unites us to the end.

Tammy Tobac
(Tanner's Mom)
July 12, 2000
in memory of Tanner
and all of our children

Don't Tell Me

Please donít tell me you know how I feel,
Unless you have lost your child too,
Please donít tell me my broken will heal,
Because that is just not true,
Please donít tell me my son is in a better place,
Though it is true, I want him here with me,
Donít tell me someday Iíll hear his voice, see his face,
Beyond today I cannot see,
Donít tell me it is time to move on,
Because I cannot,
Donít tell me to face the fact he is gone,
Because denial is something I canít stop,
Donít tell me to be thankful for the time I had,
Because I wanted more,
Donít tell me when I am my old self you will be glad,
Iíll never be as I was before,
What you can tell me is you will be here for me,
That you will listen when I talk of my child,
You can share with me my precious memories,
You can even cry with me for a while,
And please donít hesitate to say his name,
Because it is something I long to hear,
Friend please realize that I can never be the same,
But if you stand by me, your friendship will be my treasure.

Judi Walker
(Shane's Mom)
copyright 98

My Special Angelmom Friends

There are some very special friends I have met,
Through a group called Angelmoms on the Internet.
These women have joined together in grief,
And have found a measure of relief.
In telling their stories of their children,
That helps the hurt and begins the healin',
Of how their sons and daughters lost their lives.
And of the many daily strives,
That as mothers we go through,
That's why the poem was written just for you.
That in some way, some how,
My words will bring you comfort now.
To all ,of you in your pain,
That you may know that I feel the same.
If only we could see faces of our loved ones but that is not to be,
Until that sweet day we'll see them all again and shout with glee,
As they come and guide us through heavens door,
Where we'll never part from them forevermore.

Written by
Irene Fitzer
(Dustin's Mom)

How Could We Know?

Little feet and fingers
tiny lips pursed.
An infant sent to borrow and love.
How could we know?

Years go by, first cuts
and first crushes, bikes, skates and kites.
Swimming and football, staying up all night,
Just Becuase.
How could we know?

Time lost to work, to tired
not now. Maybe tomorrow
let me think, be alone.
How could we know?

Tomorrow is here, but you don't see.
Tomorrow will never happen again.
How could we know?

Tracey Smith
(Josh's Mom)

Angel Nurse

My firstborn daughter, her name was Lori
She was a dream come true
Proud to be a mother
God blessed me with her
Showering us all with a baby to love
She was content as a baby and smart as could be
We all knew she had a gift we were going to see

She became a big sister
They looked nothing alike
Their sisterly love turned into best friends for life
Sisters they are and will always be, Lori & Lindsey
For all eternity

She loved cheerleading and soccer she gave it her best
Singing and dancing another quest
She loved to dance with her sister and cousins
Memories made by the dozens

As years went on and Lori grew
She had the brains and beauty too
She did great in school, all twelve years
She then went on to a nursing career
The love of nursing was strong and true
She always came home with a story or two

God had a plan we will never understand
He took our Lori by her hand
He needed a nurse in heaven above
She is healing us with her angel love
She is watching us now and we're feeling alone
But she gives us strength to carry on

My broken heart beats on every day
I keep wondering why my Lori couldn't stay
She had so much she needed to do
Like helping the sick and her family too
I miss her laugh and her beautiful face
I pray I will be given strength and grace

Lori is an angel now watching over us
She is always around us I can almost feel her touch
She is healing us from heaven above
Our "Angel Nurse" Lori
Will always be loved

Lori Corso,
(Lori's Mom)
In Memory of my Daughter Lori DiBello, RN

Sleep, Angel, Sleep

To My Dear Angel:

Sleep, Angel, Sleep in Heaven above
Where God has brought you for Him to love.
He took you from this Earthly plane
But, one day we will see you again.

When God decides itís our time, too
He will take us there to be with you.
Until then, we patiently wait
for the day when we can see your face.

Love, Your Mommy

Written by Rachel Lopez
In Memory of Angel

Today Is Your Birthday

Today is your birthday, you would have been six,
Happy Birthday in Heaven son, You are surely missed. It seems like just yesterday God took you away
We'll never know why, some go and some stay.
Looking to Heaven is all we do these days
wondering when a glimpse of you might come our way.
Some say that it's over, that our lives should move on,
But we miss you my baby and every second we are reminded that now you are gone.
We hold on to the memory of your bright angel face
And pray every day, that you are in a better place.

Tricia DeVaney
In Memory of Keegan

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