Two years ago today my heart broke when I watched my daughter come into the world. I touched her for just a second, wishing she could open her eyes.

I wrote this sometime between then and now, I don’t really remember when it was, it’s been such a long road.

For Charlotte

I want to hold your hand.

Sometimes I want to hold your hand; I’ve lost a thousand tears for you
I close my eyes and make a wish, but I know it won’t come true
To hold you in my arms one time wouldn’t ease my pain
You were born sleeping, and that’s how you remain

I often lie awake and think of you
My little angel fast asleep
I wish my wishes would come true
And help to steal my pain

I will spend my life remembering you
I love you, I always will

26 thoughts on “Charlotte

  1. Beautifully moving, and so tragically sad, James. I pray that your pain lessens and that your heart begins to heal a little bit, with each passing day.

    I know that hers is among the brightest stars in the sky.

    ~ Love and hugs to you.~

  2. I can’t even imagine. Beautiful poem for your daughter, I would have loved to haven gotten it from my dad. It expresses your deep love for her and I do know about that having two children myself. It’s a love separated from any other kind. I hope this day is good for you. Still praying for you. ♥

  3. My heart goes out to you and your wife. Knowing myself how if feels to have a child born “sleeping” . This hit home for me and made me feel less alone about losing my daughter as well, because I often think of the what might have beens. Thank you and again sorry for your loss

    • I’m sorry for yours too, I lost two, one such a long time ago, I don’t think that what ifs ever go away, sometimes for me I feel I can almost see it, and when it gets too much thinking of either of them, I tell them I love them and hope they can hear me.

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