Loss Poem

I am 24 years old. I lost my dad to heart disease when I was 18. I lost my mom to breast cancer last year. I wrote this to be published for the first anniversary of her death. It is short and to the point. To me, it is raw! Words cannot express the void that I possess because my mom is gone. The pain is absolutely horrible!!!

Words Can't Explain How Much I Miss You!!!

© Ammie
I don’t think that you ever imagined how much pain I would be in once you were gone,
Because if you had; you wouldn’t have left me.
Words cannot express the amount of emotions that have come with trying to let you go.
Every day has been a struggle.
Its been a year and its still hard for me to grasp that your really gone.
Sometimes, still, I don’t know what to do with myself.
There have been days that I haven’t wanted to get out of bed,
And days that if I allowed myself, I could cry and cry and cry.
A year later and I still sit and stare at your pictures,
Sometimes I sleep with them by my side.

I miss your voice.
I miss your smile,
Your eyes, your touch
Your smell, your phone calls
And your comforting ways.

Until I see you and dad again,
I am always missing you both so incredibly much!

In loving memory of Catherine Cooper
June 16, 1954 to March 9, 2007

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Published: Feb 2010

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  • That's a beautiful poem, I could so much relate to you. I not too long ago lost my beautiful mother June 27,2010 and I miss her so much, we were so close, I would not go with days with out seeing or talking to her, I know exactly what your going through, my life is not the same anymore with out her.

    Maria,Wharton TX Submitted Aug 2010
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  • Ammie, I am so sorry for your loss. You are so young to suffer this way. I know the pain is awful--it never lets go. I lost my father 4 years ago at 56, and I miss him every day. We cannot change these events. We can only move forward and the pain becomes part of who we are, just like their love will be with us always. I hope one day you can laugh again, and that you see your mom in every flower and beautiful sunset, and the pain will soften over time.

    Jazzmore1, New York Submitted Oct 2010
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  • Wow, that poem is so beautiful, it really does relate to me, I am 14 years old and when I was 6 my dad passed away from lung disease. About a year ago my mom passed away from breast cancer and heart problems and diabetes. I moved country's and schools and now I am living with my aunt/new mom, but I do miss her so much, and I will never ever forget her because she is in my heart.

    Jakie-Ann, South Africa Submitted Nov 2010
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  • I fully understand your pain, and heartbreak. I lost my mom almost 23 yrs ago when I was only 12, there is not a day that goes by that I don't find myself crying and missing her. I won't tell you that the pain will get better because that would be a lie, all I can tell you is that life does get bearable.

    April, Phoenix Az Submitted Dec 2010
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  • What a wonderful poem, I fully understand how you feel, I was 23 (now 25) I lost my granddad June 2009 (he was like my dad) then 6 month later I lost my mam 31/09/2009 she was only 48, she died suddenly to a heart attack, I tried so hard to save her by doing CPR, but not even the paramedics could save her. I haven't been able to cry for her as I feel as though I have to be strong for my dad, and I feel if I start to cry I will break down, I feel bad for not crying for her because it must seem as though I don't care about her, but am just scared of what will happen now, the pain is horrible, it will get easier. hang in there. if anyone has got any advice on how to slowly start dealing with the lose of my mam. Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Emma Wood, Uk Submitted Feb 2012
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  • Little Cat
    I said goodbye to you today, little cat. Fingers caught on bones when I stroked your fur. You could scarcely raise your head to drink, yet still you calmed me with your purr.
    Were you comfortable curled on the rug? And did you know your time drew near? Your wide green eyes held gentle love, and quiet pain, but showed no fear.
    You slipped away so quietly that we weren't sure that you were gone. Our bouncy little cat is stilled but your spirit lingers on.
    Little ghostcat, where are you? Are you happy, are you strong? I feel your warmth, your life, your love and still can hear your purring song.
    ★R.I.P. Stubby★
    10.12.18

    Jacob Gillespie Submitted Oct 2012
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  • Hey Ammie, this is an amazing poem. It reminds me of my grandmother. I was wondering if I could use it as a song. My cousin is a singer and I am learning the guitar. It would be an awesome song.

    Jaquell Taylor, Franklin PA Submitted 7/8/2013
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  • Wow this is an amazing poem, I know exactly what you going through. I lost my mother when I was 9 years old and this year I'm turning 27 years but still I miss her now and then it still feels like it happen yesterday when I saw my dad coming with eyes full of tears and I still remember when he arrived crying saying to us "my Angels, MUMMY is gone we won't see her again. I didn't understand what he was saying and to my not understanding I wanted to see her that time but sadly she was gone. I still miss her so much the pain is just without measure. Sometimes I just wish I can just hear her voice.........#tearing#

    Phindile, Meyerton Submitted 2/13/2014
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