You're The Reason - A Poem For My Stillborn Son

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You're the reason I look for shapes in the clouds. You're the reason I wish on shooting stars. You're the reason my life changed forever. You're the reason for my deepest pain.  You're the reason my heart is broken.  And yet you're also the reason it is so full.  You're the reason I know that love can  survive the distance between heaven & earth.  You're the reason I kept going when all I wanted to do was quit. You're the reason I still have hope.  You were always the reason, my son.

You're the reason I look for shapes in the clouds.  
You're the reason I wish on shooting stars.  
You're the reason my life changed forever.  
You're the reason for my deepest pain.   
You're the reason my heart is broken.   
And yet you're also the reason it is so full.   
You're the reason I know that love can survive the distance between heaven & earth.   
You're the reason I kept going when all I wanted to do was quit.  
You're the reason I still have hope.  
You were always the reason, my son.  

- Poem by Sarah Pennington, artist & author at athreadrunsthruit.com

My popular demand, I have also created graphics for "my daughter", "my child", and "my love". Please feel free to share if this poem speaks to you in your own grief journey and life after infant loss or child loss, or the loss of any loved one. 

For the loss of a daughter:

You're the reason I look for shapes in the clouds. You're the reason I wish on shooting stars. You're the reason my life changed forever. You're the reason for my deepest pain.  You're the reason my heart is broken.  And yet you're also the reason it is so full.  You're the reason I know that love can  survive the distance between heaven & earth.  You're the reason I kept going when all I wanted to do was quit. You're the reason I still have hope.  You were always the reason, my daughter. 

For the loss of a child: 

You're the reason I look for shapes in the clouds. You're the reason I wish on shooting stars. You're the reason my life changed forever. You're the reason for my deepest pain.  You're the reason my heart is broken.  And yet you're also the reason it is so full.  You're the reason I know that love can  survive the distance between heaven & earth.  You're the reason I kept going when all I wanted to do was quit. You're the reason I still have hope.  You were always the reason, my child.

For the loss of a spouse or other special loved one: 

You're the reason I look for shapes in the clouds. You're the reason I wish on shooting stars. You're the reason my life changed forever. You're the reason for my deepest pain.  You're the reason my heart is broken.  And yet you're also the reason it is so full.  You're the reason I know that love can  survive the distance between heaven & earth.  You're the reason I kept going when all I wanted to do was quit. You're the reason I still have hope.  You were always the reason, my love.


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