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Poem of the Day For : 11/21/2014

Category: Death Poems
Subcategory: Mother Death Poems

Votes: 154
Rating: 4.67

My mother passed away June 6, 2009 after complications during surgery. She was my best friend and I have had such a hard time mourning the loss of her. I find myself wanting to write more and more. I have now written about a dozen poems to her about her. I miss you Mom.

Mother Last Day

© Ruth Morris

I held her hand as she silently whispered her goodbye
A last breath as I watched her die
Her skin swollen-battered and bruised
By all the things that they felt they needed to use

I stroked her hair and wiped her eyes
Wanting so much for them to open and see
That I was alone there in the world
Alone with the agony growing inside of me

I watched those around me shed their tears
And utter their words of sorrow
How could they know that I was dying inside?
I couldn't and you wouldn't - face tomorrow

One last time I kissed your face
And held your hand to touch my cheek
I wanted to carry you away from there
My fragile mother who was just too weak

I heard the people all around me
The silence of the machines now so loud
And I walked away - my heart now broken
And tried to face the waiting crowd

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