Do Angels Know?

      Standing by my baby's grave, here on Christmas Eve,
      While other families are rejoicing, I can only grieve.

      Tomorrow, it will be a year, since she's gone away,
      My eighteen-month-old daughter passed away on Christmas Day.

      So while the world rejoices for a Christ Child that was born,
      Happiness eludes me for it is my time to mourn.

      I think of other mothers with their babies at their breast,
      But empty are my arms tonight my baby's laid to rest.

      I know there must be other mothers, who have felt this pain,
      And wonder how they kept from going totally insane.

      I thought about the Virgin's child so many years gone by,
      The first time that She held Him, She knew He was born to die.

      She was a special lady so the Christmas story reads,
      But She had angels sent from God that helped to soothe her needs.

      I stand alone beside this grave in the Christmas snow,
      This pain I suffer by myself no one will ever know.

      The hour's growing late now soon it will be Christmas Day,
      I turn to go and quietly I hear a soft voice say.

      "You're not alone the Angels know your pain and why you grieve,
      But be content she's safely in our arms this Christmas Eve."

~ James A. Kisner ~

[ by James A. Kisner © 2003 ( -- {used with permission} ]


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