Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

O! My Little Girl Is Gone! - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

To all the mothers who have lost their daughter/s.

O! My little girl is gone
O! My little girl, my heart is torn
From the day that she was born
Who knew so early she would be gone?
As the truth lays hidden beneath the sun

My heart constantly aches
While it lies fully awake
Daddy’s little girl full of hope,
Denied the chance to develop
Mummy’s little girl full of scope,
How can I, this distraught mum cope?

She walked the path of immense beauty
With this intense world in her little pocket
O! She was a little girl, a young pretty cutie
O! Her sweet memories, how can we forget?

And I can cry no more
Like I used to do before
Day and night I suffer in anguish
O! My little girl, my little young Miss
Day and night, you I can no longer kiss
I hope that in heaven her heart is at peace

Gone is my bundle of sweetness
And days of walking her to school
Gone is mother’s display of fondness
And days of fun with her in a pool

O! My little girl is gone
O! My little girl, my heart is torn
I think of all the things we could have done!
As a proud parental mother and a child
While life’s tide rolled in-shore mild or wild

Gone are the smiles and rosy cheeks
And her nice little mischievous tricks
As I sit there, ponder and begin to weep
Gone is the time she starts to read books!
And makes efforts to improve upon her looks

And I will miss all her little cuddles
And playing mud and splashing puddles
And I will miss her sweet voice
And all her loud playful noise

I ponder on what could have been
This no longer remains to be seen
O! My little girl, who knows the truth?
I shall think of you everyday by the hour
As my own priceless beautiful lost flower

And the favourite saying like mother, like daughter
Has forever lost its fertility to mature any further!
O! My little girl is gone!
O! My little girl is gone!
From the day that she was born
Who knew so early she would be gone?

Comments about O! My Little Girl Is Gone! by Sylvia Chidi

  • Marilyn Lott (9/9/2007 7:30:00 AM)

    My heart goes out to you for your loss. I cannot imagine what pain
    that must be. May God bless you and help you find peace.

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  • (9/9/2007 6:48:00 AM)

    Sweetheart. This is absolutely heart-breaking. It's beautifully composed but that is less important than the message of unfathomable grief, unconditional love and loss so painfully, exquisitely described. Words fail me other than to say how I feel for, and admire you. Big hugs. t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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