Saying Goodbye

a spoken word on infant loss

Saying goodbye

A spoken word on infant loss

This is a spoken word piece I wrote for the charity ‘saying goodbye’ in December 2012. It was the second spoken word film Andy Toovey and I collaborated on, after Christmas Chord which came out a month earlier. My wife Cath and I have never experienced infant loss, the only way I can describe this poem is that the idea came to me about a conversation being cut short and the rest flowed from there. I’m humbled to think this has helped so many people already. May it be a source of comfort and understanding to you too.

Watch Saying Goodbye


You can download this video to share in your church, school service or small group. It can also be used as part of a livestream or recorded service (over 20 minutes in length), but you are not permitted to upload it as a separate video on your socials.

– A Spoken Truth film made by 2v Studios

– Written and performed by Dai Woolridge
– Directed, filmed and edited by  – Andy Toovey
– Sound  – Joe O’Hare

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− Dai Woolridge