Bereavement Poetry and Prose

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Many bereaved parents find it helpful to share their experiences with others and to hear from parents in similar positions to themselves. As part of our grief support, we are building a database of stories, meaningful poems or prose that have helped you or others through the grieving process. These meaningful words offer reassurance, relief from distress, or a much-needed conncection to someone who understands. 

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A Haven of Love



A Haven of Love


Why? I asked myself so many, many times

that my darling daughter had to go through so much pain

And every time I held her

I cried and called her name


But when the awful time came

when she needed another helping hand

Oh how it destroyed me

to let her make this stand


I often thought a Hospice

was a cold and lonely place

So why should my poor baby

want to stay here in this space?


But oh how wrong can people be?

I ask myself each day

For here with all the loving staff

my daughter passed away


This Hospice is warm and loving

the staff beyond compare

And how they made us feel at home

With all their loving care


Our darling Shelly came here

To pass her days in peace

The garden that she sat in

and the sun seemed never to cease


No words can ever express

how you all helped us to go on

And all the love you gave

when we knew no more could be done


This loving, caring hospice

is a wonder to behold

So any one who may come here

listen to these words you're told


We are a very close family

and we miss our Shelly so!

But nowhere in this world

would there have been a better place for her to go!


So thank you one and all

for looking after her with such care.

Her last days were much easier

and OUR pain you helped us bear!





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