When a Child Dies Unexpectedly

In memory of Levi Lozano

Little hands, little feet, little moments,

My mommy raised me in her womb for 9 months

Then, it's time for me to say hello to the world,

When I grasp my mommy's hand,

That's when I learned the value of love

Even though all I could do was stare into her eyes with wonder,

And her eyes into mine

She was perhaps scared but happy,

For I gave her the role of being a mother

And I her son

I gave her sisters and her brothers the title of Aunties and Uncles

With my beautiful blue eyes and my infectious smile

Oh and of I being their nephew

I was the center of their world

When God created me, He did not make a mistake,

He gave me my mommy, my daddy, my aunt, and uncles, and friends who loved me

Then one day, I heard God said,

"It's time to go."

I wrestled with this thought

In my little brain

But my mommy and daddy need me!

But my aunt and uncle loved me!

I don't understand.

"God, will there be toys?"

"Yes", he said.

"Okay"

Then I was tired and I went to nap.

I am only two years old!

Or younger!

God has taken me Home.

Please remember me Mommy.

Please be strong for Mommy, Daddy.

Please be there for Mommy, Aunties

To my uncles, please be there for everyone

My grands, I love you and I will forever be your little grandson

With my blond curls and big smiles,

That's how I want to be remembered.

Mommy, please don't cry,

Look for signs of my presence,

And know that I am still alive in your heart,

I love you Mommy

I know I went to my Heavenly Home much too soon,

But Mommy, you are a gift to me

And one day, I will have siblings or more,

Hopefully.

Mommy, I love you, please don't forget me.

I'm up here safe in the Lord's arms.

Note: This poem is written in memory of a family friend who lost a 2 year old boy to SUDC (Sudden Unexplainable Death in Childhood) This condition is similar to SIDS but occurs in children over 1 year old.

For more information on this condition, please visit: https://sudc.org/

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