Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Precious Gavin

Way after dark
The phone is ringing
Who knows what news
It could be bringing.

A girl in tears
Is on the other line.
Looking for someone
To say she’ll be fine.

A life is within
That she didn’t expect.
A little baby,
Now hers to protect.

Hard to speak
With tears on her face,
While speaking to his parents,
She feels so out of place.
But words so sweet
Are the only replies.
They are there for support;
And she no longer cries.

Nine months later
The baby is here,
It was a long hard wait,
But she now holds him near.

The world became warmer,
When Gavin was born,
His sweet little face
Seemed to blur all the torn.

All the family
Is home and excited
With so much love,
Their hearts are ignited.

They can’t wait to meet
The cute baby boy,
That brought their older brother
So much joy.

He grew so fast,
And it didn’t take long,
He was such a healthy baby,
Like daddy, nice and strong.

Two months had past,
For the two and their boy,
Gavin their angel,
Their bundle of joy.

Such proud parents,
When they spoke of their son,
They loved to brag,
Of their new little one.

One night at home,
They put Gavin to bed,
With such deep love
They kissed his small head.

But something was wrong
Why wasn’t he crying?
In the stillness of night,
He was peacefully dying.

Such a deep sleep,
They couldn’t awake him,
Because late that night,
God decided to take him.

Now once again,
The parents are scared,
They had never felt
So horribly unprepared.

Their perfect little child
Was now taken from their lives.
A pain that cuts much deeper
Than the sharpest of all knives.

Gavin now looks down,
He loves his parents so,
If he could speak to them,
I’m sure he’d tell them so.

Though Gavin’s life was so short,
It was filled with so much love.
And how happy he must be,
Now safe with God above.

We will always remember Gavin,
Throughout our every day,
And though he feels so far,
Close to our hearts he’ll stay.

In loving memory of my precious nephew,
Gavin Joseph Murphy
May 30th – July 31st 2008

-Mary A. Murphy

8 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh Mary! I am in tears again. It is comforting to know that Gavin is perfectly happy, but at the same time, it is so hard for the rest of us... We will all miss him so very, very much! Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem that you wrote for him. Love you!

Me said...

WOW Mary, great poem. I was soooooo sad the day I heard the news but his parents might find comfort in knowing they achieved their ultimate goal~getting their son to heaven.
Great poem. Thanks for sharing.
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Amy said...

Oh Mary, you made me cry. That was so beautiful, you have an amazing talent, your love for Gavin shows through this poem on so many lovely ways. Thank you for sharing so beautiful a piece of you with us.

Jamie said...

OH, Mary, what a beautiful poem from a beautiful auntie.

I hope this brings some peace to his parents.

Meg said...

Mary! That was SO beautiful! I wish I had a sister like you to write poems for my hard times.☺

I love Paul. I'm so sad he had to go through this. But happy he got to spend some time with little Gavin. My heart goes out to him.♥

Anonymous said...

WOW! IT'S SAID A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, WORDS CANNOT EXPLAIN THE PICTURE THAT YOU HAVE PAINTED FOR ME. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH "PAULY WALLEY DOOTILY ALL THE DAY" AND HIS FAMILY. UNCLE CASEY

Anonymous said...

You have touched my heart Mary as all of you guys have.Thank you for giving me this moment through your gift. Love A.B.

Jennifer F. said...

Wow, what a beautiful poem! Thank you so much for sharing.

We can do no great things, only small things with great love <3

-Mother Theresa