Funeral Poem for Family

Separations are difficult, especially from Mom to child.

Dear Mom

© Mallissa A. Moore
I just thought I’d say
I love you and goodbye
We will miss you dearly
I promise I won’t cry.

I will never forget our talks
Conversations on the phone
How happy you were to see me
When I finally came home.

You worried so much about me
I worried about you too
I know this is the hardest thing
We've ever had to do.

I know you'll always be with me
Wherever I will go
No one needs to show me
I will always know.

I don’t know what to do Mom
I never thought I’d loose you
Where I'll go from here
I still haven't got a clue.

I hope you'll watch over me
Be my guiding light
Giving me the strength I need
To win this endless fight.

You're my guardian angel Mom
Sitting on my shoulder
Whispering your words of wisdom
To use as I get older.

I don't want to say goodbye
But we'll meet again someday
We'll pick up where we left off
Before you went away.

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Published: Feb 2006

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  • I liked this poem, I lost my mom just a few months before I was going to turn 16 years old. I loved my mom and I know that I will see her some day and I can't wait till that day. To see her beautiful smile again and to hug her and never want to let go.
    I miss her so much. It has being 13 years since I lost my mom.

    Leona Submitted Sep 2008
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  • I had a stepmom and she was there for me through thick and thin and when her and my dad split up it was hard on me to deal with and it has been 7 or 8 months now and I see her sometimes.

    Bridget Submitted Mar 2009
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  • The one who lost her mom, I can understand her feeling and pain. Her dreams of seeing her mum one day will definitely come true. "You must be more stronger". I am also 16.Don't worry everything will be ok. You cannot achieve everything in life. We must tackle the obstacles. Life is not a bed of roses. I do have lots of problems as well. Be patient. God will bring brightness in the dark. Thank you very much for reading this.

    soujay Submitted Mar 2009
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  • I loved this poem. I'm sixteen, I lost my mom in a terrible accident a month before I turned sixteen. she was/is my best friend. the second to last stanza is my favorite, I feel the same always.

    Danielle Submitted Mar 2009
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  • Thank You so much for this poem. Today is the 6th anniversary of losing my mom and I am having a hard day. I read this poem and the tears warmed my heart. I miss my mom dearly...but I know I had a great mom to miss. It is hard to put into words some days how you feel when you have lost your mom! You did this perfectly. Thank you for making my day that more special!

    Kenneth Hess, Spokane Submitted Feb 2010
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  • I lost my mom a few days ago and I'm 16. It was such a shock to my family because she was perfectly healthy and suddenly she was gone. This poem is so touching to me, it really is exactly how I feel. I'm thinking of writing it out and putting it on my moms grave she would really like it.

    Aoife Ireland Submitted Sep 2010
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  • I lost my mom when I was 15 (I'm 17 now) due to breast cancer she fought for 14 years, but I still have moments and break down so I look up poems like these and they pick me up. So thanks for adding stuff like these, they helps me so much.

    Danielle, Oh Submitted Dec 2010
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  • I lost my mom just a month ago. I feel helpless. While I am reading this poem memories of the past flashes right before my eyes... I told myself that this poem speaks the way I feel at this time..

    Earll Submitted Mar 2011
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  • I lost my mum a year ago and feel horrible for the times I have hurt her.. But now I guess as a punishment or don't know what's gods will my dad has married another woman who is the sickest lady who could be born on planet earth. I delivered a baby girl recently and she couldn't stand my father giving his grand daughter love and attention so God knows how she managed to convince dad to throw me out of the house and they both did... The time was 3 a.m and I was shoo'd away with a little baby..
    A mother is always a mother ....
    A stepmom is just your dads wife!
    My mother was an angel and now the devil has taken her place....

    Nabila, Bangalore Submitted Apr 2011
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  • This poem really made tears roll down my cheeks. It's been more than 18 yrs. since I lost my mom at the age of 21 but still can't forget her last moments. The day before she died, when I bent down to seek her blessings before leaving for an exam, she told me, "Get up child, you always know that my blessings have and will always be with you". I didn't understand the inner meaning of her statement at that moment but the day she breathed her last, knew it. Miss her so much because there had never been a friend like her in my life to date. My feelings for my mom are truly reflected in this poem.

    Bhuvan, New Delhi Submitted Aug 2011
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  • Tears were flowing into my cheeks when I read this poem. Memories of losing my mom coming back... I was then at the office when my sister hurried in.. "Neng, hurry up mom is in the emergency room" I rushed outside the office without saying anything... my heart beat so fast! I couldn't be the taxi that takes time so long... could it be my heart beat so fast that I can't hear anything. When we got there I saw them reviving my mom's breath... I was crying then. Could you just stand there watching for your mom's last breath she's fighting I knew it. But I know she can't hold on that much longer... heavens take her away from me. It hurts so much couldn't that selfish one second for mom's goodbye? this poems explained so much how I felt... I miss her so much!

    Leny Sta. Ana Submitted Sep 2011
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  • I read this at my Mother's funeral and it comforted so many people.

    It is such a beautiful poem.

    Thank you Mallissa.

    Kevin, Canada Submitted Nov 2011
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  • I lost my mom when I was 15 and I still feel like it was yesterday even though it's been four years... I still cry for her to come back... She was both my mother and my father, she completed my world.
    Everyday I miss her more

    Paula, Colombia Submitted Jul 2012
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  • It's under a month since my mum passed on. Reading this poem I can't control myself from crying. I wish I could have at least another few minutes with her.

    Bradley, South Africa Submitted Sep 2012
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  • My mom recently told me she has kidney failure. I am 16. I didn't know what to say. she also has diabetes. I'm so scared to lose her and when I look at her I see her getting weaker. She is my mom and dad so loosing her would be the worst but this poem seemed to comfort me. Thank you!

    Annellyse Submitted Dec 2012
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  • Today marks the 10 year anniversary since my mom passed suddenly. This poem is simply beautiful. For all of you who have lost your mom, I know every feeling you have. I would love to say it gets better with time, but it doesn't. You simply learn to function with a hole in your heart. The pain and grief will rear it's head without notice, that's ok. Don't let anyone tell you that you have grieved enough and it's time to move on. You will, when the time is right for you.
    Nabila, I know your feelings all to well...my dad married a she-devil as well.

    Kd Submitted Jan 2013
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