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Does anyone know the poem or prayer about a baby been leant to a mummy for a short time before it dies

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RTKangaMummy Fri 07-Sep-07 17:17:37


RTKangaMummy Fri 07-Sep-07 18:08:55


ejt1764 Fri 07-Sep-07 18:11:35

I have this one:

God gave us a tiny Rosebud, it was the fragile kind.
He never opened his petals; they were so delicate and fine.

God didn't want us to keep him, to care for and to love,
So He tenderly took him away, up to heaven above.

There he is cared for by angels, and his petals will open wide,
Where all can see his beauty, which comes from deep inside.

There he will bloom forever, in that beautiful garden of Love,
Spreading his wonderful fragrance, Through the mansions up above.

RTKangaMummy Fri 07-Sep-07 18:13:30

That is lovely but it isn't the right one

It ends with What shall I be called

You shall be called Mummy

RTKangaMummy Fri 07-Sep-07 18:43:45

Thanks for your help

I have found it:

I have found it:


Once upon a time there was a child ready to be born.

One day he asked God: "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"

GOD replied, "Among the many angels, I chose one for you. She will be waiting for you and will take care of you."

"But tell me, here in Heaven, I don't do anything else but sing and smile, that's enough for me to be happy."

"Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you every day. And you will feel your angel's love and be happy."

"And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me, if I don't know the language that men talk?"

"Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."

"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"

"Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."

"I've heard that on earth there are bad men. Who will protect me?"

"Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life."

"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."

"Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way for you to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from earth could already be heard.

And the child in a hurry asked softly: "Oh God, if I am about to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

"Your angel's name is of no importance, you will call your angel: 'Mummy'."


RTKangaMummy Fri 07-Sep-07 18:44:30

The meaning isn't quite the same as I remembered though

Sorry for misleading you

southeastastra Fri 07-Sep-07 18:46:10

that's made me go all shivery

RTKangaMummy Fri 07-Sep-07 19:02:09

it is powerful isn't it?

MissChief Fri 07-Sep-07 19:11:03


Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself
They come through you but not through you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might
that his arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the Archer’s hand be for gladness;

For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

hope it helps.

MissChief Fri 07-Sep-07 19:12:05

sorry, i realise it doesn't have the same ending, i hope it is a comfort regardless.

RTKangaMummy Fri 07-Sep-07 19:21:01


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