Payton Nikelle~Louise Keller
September 16, 2004 ~  November 16, 2004
Why God Takes Children
Author Unknown*

When God calls little children
To dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question
The wisdom of His love.
For no heartache compares with,
The death of one small child,
Who does so much to make our world,
Seem so wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling
The aged to His fold,
So He picks a rosebud
Before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them,
And so He takes but few,
To make the land of heaven
More beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult
Still somehow we must try,
The saddest word mankind
knows will always be Good-by.
So when a little child departs,
We who are left behind
Must realize God loves children,
Angels are hard to find.
*Disclaimer: Due to copyright laws, we do not normally permit poems to be printed on this website without the author's written
permission. We searched the Internet for the author of "When God Takes Children". Every place it was mentioned, listed it as
"Author Unknown". Since this poem was also printed in the program for this little child's funeral, we are allowing it to be reprinted
here on her Memorial Page. In the event that we become aware of the author, we will gladly post the author's name.
She passed away at night of SIDS
sleeping next to mommy...

We all love you.

Mommy, Daddy, Big brother Austin,
your 3 big sisters Megan, Alexzandria, and Caitlynn,
and your baby brother Dyllen


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