RoseAnn V. Shawiak

(October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

A Child's Death


Rock the cradle gently, careful lest it fall.
Gingerly treat with kindness and great care.
Lifetimes depend upon gentle compassion given
to a child when death is near.
Reach out through grief and make the burden
of sorrow easier to bear.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

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  • Sj Holland (10/28/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    Nice, poignant poem. A child's death is the most tragic and heart-wrenching. Reaching out in grief can certainly lessen the pain. I enjoyed reading your quiet verse. So peaceful.

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