Hold Us in Your Arms

With my more recent miscarriage, this poem touches my heart again. It’s a poem that speaks to the magnitude of a tremendous loss for any one of us when life seemingly pulls the rug out from under our feet.

This poem was written in the days that followed my first miscarriage at 19 weeks gestation. I delivered our son, Dason, born sleeping, on August 10, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

Hold Us in Your Arms

Darkness swallowed my morning light-
The storm came crashing down.
Heaven stole my happiness
And left me here to drown.

Naked in its powerful grip-
Its strength too much for me.
A heavy heart, my distant cries
The light too hard to see.

Hold me in your arms dear Lord.
Do not let me go.
Please help me now to weather this storm.
Forgive me if I’m slow.

With all my soul, I honor you son.
The short life you shared with me.
My beautiful boy, you hold my heart.
From this life, God set you free.

My little angel rests with you.
Dear Lord please hold him tight.
Watch over him, love him, protect him-
From me a kiss good night.

Hold me in your arms dear Lord.
My heart is torn in two.
Please help me now to weather this storm.
My faith still lies in you.

Help me not to understand-
For that I never will.
Just help me find some peace of mind-
A light in this, God’s will.

Please let me spill my tears with you.
But help me to stand tall.
Please shine your light and grace on me-
And catch me if I fall.

Hold me in your arms dear Lord.
Do not let me go.
Please help me now to weather this storm-
My son, I’ll never know.

Hold me in your arms dear Lord.
My heart is torn clear through.
Please help me now to weather this storm.
My faith still lies in you.

-Tanielle Childers © August 31, 2012

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