Grief Poem

Lung Cancer Poem

I was blessed to have my beautiful mother for 58 years of my life. She was diagnosed with lung cancer February 14, 2008 and went to be with Jesus September 26, 2008. She was the kind of mother who lived for her children, grandchildren & whoever needed her. She was loved and is missed dearly by everyone who knew her.

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Thank you for your poem, my Mom was 47 years old when she was diagnosed at the end of October 2011 and then died three weeks later on November 21, 2011. I was 17 years old, my older sister was …

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Published: Nov 2008

Missing Mama

I awake each morning to start a new day
But the pain of loosing you never goes away.
I go about the things I have to do
And as the hours pass I think again of you.
I want to call you and just hear your voice
Then I remember that I have no choice
For you are not there and now my heart cries
Just to see you again to tell you goodbye
To say Mama I love you and I always will
And hope that much of you, in me you've instilled.
The day that you left I just didn't know
That you were going where I couldn't go.
And now all my memories of you are so dear
But gosh, how I miss you and wish you were here.
Who now can hear me when I need to cry?
It so hard to tell you "Mama goodbye."
Someday I know all will be well
And I'll see you again with stories to tell
Of how you were missed and how we have grown
And how good it is to finally be home.
Until then my memories of you I'll keep near
And I'll pass them on to those who are dear.
I miss you Mama, Claudia

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  • by L, California
  • 7/22/2014

Thank you for your poem, my Mom was 47 years old when she was diagnosed at the end of October 2011 and then died three weeks later on November 21, 2011. I was 17 years old, my older sister was 19 and my younger was barely 6 (she turned 6 in September). My dad was 46. God's hand has been upon us the entire time but we still miss her every single day.

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  • by Doris, Cary Mississippi
  • 4/24/2014

Where do I start? Missing my mom. My heart aches, everyday. My mom died 11/4/13 to ovarian cancer. My brother, next to me was in another hospital, five minutes apart from each other. He didn't get to see her or to say goodbye. Or attend her funeral. He suffer from 8 strokes on the brain. Moma took care of him after his wife, left him with us. We had to tell him that she left us. Now he is back in ICU. We are 6 rooms down from where mommy left us. Mom we miss you. Tears, broken hearts. And trying to fill your shoes, taking care of our brother, he asks for you all the time, Lord help us. He's been on the ventilator over a month. But God is taking care of him and us. Thank you Jesus, for your mercy And Grace. Pray for us. God knows best.

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  • by Trish Francesco
  • 4/8/2014

On July 28, 2008 my Mother went to be with my Dad. She was diagnosed on Feb 29.2008 on her 81st birthday. What a birthday present for her. She passed 5 months later of Terminal Cancer. It was so hard seeing her in so much pain. I hated it!!!! Now she has a Perfect Body and with my Dad enjoying eternity together. Now they are there with my Sister Linda and Brother Jimmy, they are all together again.

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  • by James Slaughterbeck, Delphi,In
  • 3/14/2014

Omg,I miss my mom so much, she died on Nov 14, 2013 of cancer in left lung and liver...every day I think of you mom and get angry because of it. This death thing we must bare cannot be from a loving, compassionate God...there is no amount of love or compassion associated with the experience of death, trying to cope the best I can but having problems accepting this....

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  • by Herlinda, California
  • 1/2/2014

I lost my mom on Sep. 8 2013 .She was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma on May 2012. She lived for her children and her granddaughter. She is not suffering anymore she is with God. This poem says it all. I know I will see her again its not goodbye mom, till I see you again. I know I will. She was 60 years old.

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  • by Billy Belfast
  • 12/3/2013

My wife Kim died on 16/10/2013 only seven weeks after diagnoses with adeno carcinoma. It feels like half of me is now missing. I cannot describe the feeling of loss that I feel but am relieved that her pain is at an end and she is at home with God. The words of this poem bring comfort in a time of great loss.

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  • by Jeanne, Spain
  • May 2013

I lost my Mum from Lung Cancer last year in October. It took just 3 weeks from diagnosis to her departure. This pain never goes away, I still can not believe that I will never see her again. My Father now lives with me. He is a lost soul. The words in this poem are my voice to my Mum. My Guardian Angle now watches over me. Miss you Mum each and every day.

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  • by Susan, Louisiana
  • May 2013

My mother was diagnosed with a carcinoid tumor 8 years ago. She passed away on September 2, 2012. She was - like so many others have said - my best friend. She lived a wonderful life -92 years old. She was the most unselfish person I've ever known and just as spry as they come. I am so blessed to have called her Mama. She taught me how to be a Mama. Now my daughter is expecting a little girl of her own - due at about the same time that Mama passed away. Aubree would have been my Mother's first great-granddaughter. I pray God gives her a peak from heaven.

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  • by Brandy
  • Apr 2013

This poem touched my heart May 31, 2012 is the day my life changed. It was the day we found out my mom had stage 4 Lung cancer. She suffered through treatments. Watching her go through that was so hard. She died on October 3, 2012 5 days after my 30th birthday and twenty days before her 55th birthday. My mom was a kind and loving person. Even when she was sick she would sometimes say it could be worse. I miss her so much! Some days I don't want to get out of bed. I was lucky enough to be with her when she left this world. My heart breaks every day for her.. Rest in peace momma! I love you so much.

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  • by Allen, Arizona
  • Mar 2013

I just lost my mother less than a month ago. She was diagnosed with stage 4 non small cell lung cancer in October 2012. She had no health nor life insurance. She was given a 5% chance to last 8 months if left untreated. I went from hospital to hospital and begged them for help to no avail. I spent a month bouncing from the state insurance office to the social security office and finally I got her Medicare. She went through 17 radiation treatments and was about to start her chemotherapy when a fungal infection started in one lung and pneumonia in the other and it gradually shut down all her organs. My mom was an amazing woman. She faced it with no fear with the intent of conquering it. I am an only child and my mother has been divorced for 25 years so I was really close to her. I stuck by her side through all the nausea, breathing treatments, emergency room visits, and eventually 4 days straight at hospice. The empty alone feeling is overwhelming. She was my best friend. I miss her so much.

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  • by Cindy
  • Feb 2013

Gissle, please contact me. our stories are similar.
I just lost my Mom two wks ago. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer on Dec 20th. She had her first and only chemo treatment on Christmas Eve. The week of Christmas and the following wk she was deathly ill. I called her oncologist on a Sunday night and he wanted my Dad and me to take her to the emergency room immediately. She stayed in the hospital for 9 days. During those 9 days her oncologist called a family meeting to tell us 10-15% of cancer cells don't respond to platinum based chemo and sadly my Mom fell into that low percentage. He said there wasn't anything they could do for her. Mom asked how long she had to live. He said two to six months. She was released from the hospital to go home to receive hospice care to prepare to die. She died 12 days later on Feb 2nd.
When we love deeply we grieve deeply. My Mom was my very best friend in this world. I miss her tremendously. My grief is, at times, overwhelming.

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  • by Erica, Florida
  • Jan 2013

My mother died at 48 from stomach and colon cancer. She was diagnosed on April 2011 and passed on August 27, 2011. I hadn't read anything that I could relate to until now. Those 5 months were the longest but at the same time the shortest months I had to live. Seeing someone you love go through so much pain and suffering is the hardest thing I've had to live through.

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  • by Sissa
  • Jan 2013

I Lost My Mom a month ago after she fought lung cancer for over 2 years but in the end Guess who won?? every day as I close my eyes I see her shadow in front of me and remember her sweet smile and fell like smelling her perfume again and as I wake up I run to her room to remember that she is not there she won't be there anymore I start crying again
They say time heal all wounds but time make mine deeper I'm 18 years and loosing my mom makes me feel like I'm much older I wish the pain get easier I wish to stop crying.
I want to be with my mom again.

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  • by Louse
  • Nov 2012

My grandad passed away on the 26th of October 2011 (4 days after my 12 birthday) I was really upset because he was always there for me even when no one else was there.

God bless grandad. Rest In Peace!
from louse (granddaughter)
denise (daughter)
john (son)
chris (grandson) 5 today.

love you grandad. miss you loads!!!!!xxxxx

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  • by Ava
  • Oct 2012

I was just 7 years old when my mom died from lung cancer. There is never a day I don't miss her. My mother died at age 43

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  • by Julie, Maryland
  • Sep 2012

I lost my Dear Sweet Mother to Lung Cancer on Sept 7, 2012.. She was 80 yrs old. She was my best Friend and Strength . I know she isn't suffering anymore and she is with my Dad now. I WISH THEY COULD FIND A CURE TO THIS NASTY DISEASE ...

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  • by Flora, Dallas
  • May 2012

My sister died May 1, 2012 from breast cancer. If we missed a day from calling each other, it was a given that we would talk the next day. I loved the sound of her voice. She was the baby girl, yet she was the adult when it came to love and understanding one another. God granted me the Blessing to be with her when she took her last breath. I learned so much from her. However, the one thing that she could not teach me was how to carry on without her. This is something that only the Grace of God has taught me. I miss you Janet. Praying that I will see you again.

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  • by Cynthia,Maryland
  • May 2012

My mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2011 and spread to her brain a few months later, the doctors removed it but 4 months later it grew back in her brain. She went to cancer treatment center of America but they gave her no hope. She lost the battle on March 4th 2012 and I miss her so much. So I wanted to thank you for writing this poem. It fits me perfectly.

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  • by Heather , Johnson City
  • Mar 2012

My mom was diagnosed with lung cancer on Dec. 28th and she left me 3 weeks later... we did not even have time to deal with the fact she had cancer, we were laughing and enjoying Christmas one min then the next week she left me..

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  • by Uk
  • Mar 2012

This made me cry. My Mom is fine. But still I don't realize her importance sometimes and stay self centered. Seeing all your grief's gave a reality check. I love my mom.

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  • by Ryanna
  • Mar 2012

You guys are so lucky that you have been together with your mama until the day that god called her back home, till this days I wander around and think where is my mother dearest gone, I wish I know where she's gone, could be somewhere around here, I was born in 1993 so I never get to know who my real mother is but this poem is keeping the tears in my eye, knowing that it isn't only me that's wanting for where my mother is. Now I know yours is in a better place but where is mine ?
Heart and prayer go out to Claudia, she's watching over you and knows what your going through

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  • by Baltimore, Md
  • Feb 2012

My mother was 57 years old and diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2005 and died October 2005. It was like night and day how this disease took its toll on her. She stayed strong and told me I would be ok. I was 33 with two kids, 2 and 5. I was like a baby and I still am. No one can take her place. I miss her every day. I took for granted she would be here a long time but I never took her for granted. I loved her as hard as she loved me. And that quality I wish to pass to my kids. Mommy I love & miss you. Thank you for giving birth to me 40 years ago on this day.

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  • by Natalia, Uk
  • Feb 2012

Thank you for your lovely poem. It relates so much to how I feel. My beautiful mama passed away on 22 April 2011 from uterine and bowel cancer at age of 72 after being diagnosed about 18 months previously. I miss her so much. I want to hear her voice and call her and share my news - just like in this poem. I had 22 bereavement counseling sessions and everybody was saying that the time will heal, but the pain is still there and it is not getting any better. I feel very guilty and think of things that I could have done better to protect and save my mama. She was young and beautiful and she should not have died. I see my mama in my dreams almost every night and often she is crying. My beautiful mamochka I love you so much and I miss you.

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  • by Boston
  • Jan 2012

My father recently passed on 12/22/11 from lung cancer he was diagnosed in 10/2010. This has left so much pain in me I am so lonely..and I even can't believe this happened. I try to keep myself busy but nothing works. I miss him so much words can't explain my feelings, miss you and love you..

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  • by Dubai
  • Dec 2011

My mother was diagnosed with cancer of tongue (she never smoked or never chewed tobacco) She died after 14 months of treatment, surgery & radiation on Sept. 2010
Dear Mama I am badly missing. Not a single day passes without your thought. Sorry mama we couldn't save you. Plaese..plaese..please come in my dreams every day.

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  • by Stacey, NY
  • Nov 2011

Feb 2011 we were informed that our mother had a brain tumor which was caused by her lung cancer. She then had surgery to have the tumor removed. The operation was successful, and shortly after she started chemotherapy. All seemed to be going well then all of a sudden she started going downhill again. She wasn't eating, or barely drinking any fluids. That's when we got the horrible news that yet another tumor had returned, but this time couldn't be reached through surgery, and since she still had traces of the chemo in her body the doctors stated there was no more that they could do and advised us to call in hospice. My sisters spent 3 weeks at my moms house although hospice was there. I am grateful for the time we spent with her the last few weeks of her life, but at the same time we were scarred deeply as we watched her suffer. She rests with her sister who had passed only 8 days before her from leukemia. R.I.P. Mom 7/22/11 R.I.P Aunt Fran 7/14/11

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  • by Shea Turner
  • Oct 2011

I am only 14 but I have a 5 year old brother.. My momma died a year ago 2 months ago.. But I think about her everyday.. She had breast cancer stage 5, a brain tumor, and something else I can't remember.. But one day I was in school and this girl was like Your mom.. and I was like my mom is dead.. She thought I was joking but I wasn't so she started laughing.. That day I really wanted to kill myself so I could see my mom again.. But it would just make it harder on my brother.. This poem really helps me

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  • by Tatyana, Birmingham
  • Oct 2011

On August 21 My daughter died from OD. She was 28, so young. My heart is bleeding, I'm numb. Your poem is a scream from my heart. I miss my baby every second, every minute. I know I'm not alone. I wish I could change it.
Thank you very much for your poem.

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  • by Susana, London
  • Sep 2011

I have lost my dad he was 72 and died on 5th August 2011. It was the worst day of my life, I miss him so much I'm finding it hard to take it in, I can't believe how he was taken away in his sleep and I didn't have the chance to say goodbye, just so hard. The only man in this world that believed in me with his pure love, I just wish that I could kiss him and hug him and tell him that I love him so much. Love you dad you're the best dad ever. Lovely poem thanks for sharing.

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  • by Debbie, Texas
  • Aug 2011

My Mama was 84 years old when she died, her health had been going down for years but this was unexpected. She had lived with my husband & myself for several years & I was her main caregiver. Sometimes I think back and feel so bad about the lack of patience I sometimes had with her. Oh, if I could just do it all over again, I would hug her frail little body to me every day and tell her how much I love and appreciate her. I don't care how old you are, to lose your mother is something you never get over. Life goes on and memories become bittersweet, but I am forever changed. Thanks for the poem which expresses my feelings well.

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  • by Chris, United States
  • Jul 2011

My mother was 37 when she was diagnosed with LAM, she lived for 9 years when the doctors said she'd only live for 5. She dealt with a double lung transplant, pneumonia, melanoma, and finally another type of lung cancer before she finally died. She was a hero and she loved God with all her heart. She fought through all the pain and suffering just so I could have a mother. I am not a crying kind of guy but this poem made me sob. Thank you.

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  • by Michelle, Australia
  • Jun 2011

My beautiful mother passed away 28/01/11 just 5 months ago from lung cancer that had spread to her brain, she had just turned 60. Mum was diagnosed Sept 09 and fought so so bravely till she was too tired and was ready to go. I have my mums number on my mobile and I still ring it even though it will never be answered. My tears flowed freely while reading your heartfelt poem. I sent it to my sister and we both felt it could have been written from one of our own hands, ringing so true to our current feelings. Love and miss you Mum xxx. Thank you for publishing it.

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  • by Allen Wilson Chelsea, Alabama
  • Jun 2011

This Poem is great, my mother passed away May 22nd 2008 of Lung Cancer. She was very blessed she passed away just as she had prayed for no one ever had to take care of her and both of her kids and grand kids just happen to be with her. I got her up that morning and she just sat down in the floor and her last words were here I go, and that was it - she just sat there with her head down and eyes closed. She was gone just that quick.

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  • by Sue Lovely
  • May 2011

Mothers Day is really really hard for me as I have lost a child...which no offense is the worst loss that can happen to someone... every mothers day that approaches I wish I had my son to just be able to say Happy Mommies day.

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  • by Lashanda Gilbert
  • Mar 2011

I was really touched by your poem. I was looking online to find a nice poem that touched my heart, because my grandfather just passed on March 26 and I am in charge of writing a poem for his obituary. I have writers block so badly right now and I decided to browse some poems in hopes of getting some inspiration. His life and how wonderful he was to me and my sisters should be enough inspiration, but for some reason I can't get it together. He died from a heart attack unexpectedly. He was the only father I had and I miss him so much!! So that is how I came across your poem. Although this poem is about your mother, it still touched my heart very deeply because it reminded me of my grandpa. I will use your poem for his obituary, since it fits so perfectly. Of course, I'll have to revised some things, but everything else will remain. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful poetry.

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  • by Sherrie Thomason, Chatsworth,Ga
  • Mar 2011

I lost my mom to lung cancer in August 08 after a short battle she went home to be with God. I miss her terribly as I really don't have any more family that loved me the way she did. I was an only child with no one except her growing up. She was my father, grandparents, and my best friend.

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  • by Amanda Lopez
  • Mar 2011

I lost my mother on Feb.2/2002 after a long battle with breast and lung Cancer. She was only 56 years old when she passed, I was only 18yrs old. Losing my mother was like loosing myself. Your poem was so lovely I hope and pray your family is O.K.

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  • by Nicki, Illinois
  • Mar 2011

This poem hit so close to home. My mom was put in the hospital on February 23,2011. On February 26th we were told that she most likely had stage IV lung cancer. We knew that it was at a very advanced stage. On Saturday March 12th we were told by one of her doctors that she had 1/2 a day to 2 days left. That was the first time that we had been told a length of time. Within 20 minutes of the doctor's visit she was gone. This was very hard for my sisters and I. After all we had been estranged from her for nearly 15 years. We only had three weeks with her, but we made the best of those three weeks. Even though it has only been less than a week, there is not a day that we haven't thought about her. I will be reading this poem at her memorial service.

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  • by Sara, Virginia
  • Mar 2011

What a beautiful poem. I lost my mother on Nov 7, 2010. She almost made it, she was finishing up her chemo (lymphoma) and she developed pneumonia and then got ARDS. She was in the ICU for 2 weeks and then God received another beautiful and dear angel. I miss her so much and wish I could hear her again, hug her, smell her, touch her... I miss everything about her. EVERYTHING, even the things that got no my nerves before. I MISS HER SO MUCH!

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  • by Lori Chauvin, Louisiana
  • Mar 2011

Thanks for this comforting poem. I would like permission to use it in the local newspaper on the anniversary of my mother's death which is March 19, 2009. My mother died of lung cancer after only 9 1/2 months of diagnosis. It has been the hardest thing in my life ever and I could not function for at least the first year.

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  • by Tiffany Cotton Pcal
  • Feb 2011

my mom was 67 yrs old she went in for a triple bypass on her heart and did not make it due to blood clots in her lungs . the day I lost her my world fell apart. my life is not the same and never will be. 6 months later I lost my stepdad in a car wreck . These poems I read are so comforting.

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  • by Terri, Griswold, LA
  • Feb 2011

Lung cancer took my mom when I was just 14 & she only 33. She past on March 5, 1985 after a 9 month battle. My father was an alcoholic and shortly after that I was on my own. Life was very hard. Somehow I made it through and am married and blessed with 5 children of my own. It soon will be 26 yrs since that day & I still miss her as much as I always have. A mothers love is irreplaceable. I keep her in my heart always and I know that she is here watching over us.

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  • by Janice I., Georgia
  • Jan 2011

What a beautiful poem. I'm sorry to all who have lost their Mothers. I lost my Mother October 25, 2009. The worst day of my life. She was 88 years old. She had blue eyes like the ocean, and a heart as big as one. She still got up every morning, made her bed, cooked her breakfast, and done everything for herself. She had 13 children, only married once, and lived & raised her kids by the old book. We all were so blessed to have such a wonderful Mama, so full of life, so full of love, and such a Christian example to all. The days are long, and I want to call her. It's never easy to think all that is gone, over. It's scares me to think that both my parents are now gone. It's a void that nothing can fill. Love your parents while you still have them, cause it sure is hard knowing all you can give them when they are gone is something to go on their grave. Thank You for sharing your poem, it really says what most of us feel about our Mama, and can't find the words, for all of the tears.

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  • by Christy, Rockingham, NC
  • Jan 2011

My mom passed away last March. Her name was Claudia as well. She was the most vibrate and happy person I've ever known and she was completely healthy. She had a stomach virus and, the next thing I know, she was gone at a very young 62. We ultimately found out that my little mama-all 5''2" and 97 pounds of her-had a pre-existing heart defect that she'd had since birth. The fluids that were given to her for dehydration sent her into cardiac arrest and she died while I was holding her hand. She was my best friend and there truly are no words to describe the void that her passing has left in my heart. The only thing that keeps me going is knowing I'll see her again someday...

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  • by Staten Island, NY
  • Jan 2011

I also lost my mom to lung cancer in August 2006, she was diagnosed in June and gone in August. Everyday I am tempted to call her for one reason or another and have to remind myself she is gone. Watching her suffer was the worst thing , at least I know she is not in pain anymore. Your poem touched me very much. Thank you

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  • by Robin Damron
  • Jan 2011

I lost my mother September 12th 2007. She was not only my mother she was my best friend. It's been 4 years now and it stills hurts like it was yesterday. I haven't grieved yet I can't! Because if I let go I'm not coming back. I'm afraid I'll lose it completely.

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  • by Lysa, Indianapolis IN
  • Dec 2010

I lost my sweet, beautiful, loving mother to lung cancer. She was 82 and she never smoked a day in her life. She was diagnosed in September 2006 and passed in August 2007. My mother and I did everything together. My mom and I moved in together after my dad died 16 years ago of pancreatic cancer. She was my best friend and my confidant. I took care of her everyday, from the time she was diagnosed to the time God called her home. I'm fighting back the tears as I'm typing, because I truly miss her so much and I just want to hug and kiss her. This poem touched my heart deeply. I love you mom and not a day goes by that I don't think of you.

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  • by Katie, Houston TX
  • Dec 2010

Reading this poem I could barely keep it together. My Grandmother passed away on December 12, 2010 of Lung Cancer. She was 87. She lived a year after receiving the news, she never once had a sad look on her face. She would just look up at you and smile. She was and still is my ray of sunshine. I love you Grandma, it's not goodbye just see you later.

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  • by Claudia Lee, Baytown, Texas
  • Nov 2010

I lost my sister November 01,2010. Thank you all for the prayers and expressing how my poem has touched you. May God bless you all. I cry with just about every new comment that I read. I share your grief and pain...Claudia

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  • by Christine
  • Nov 2010

November 8th 2005, was the day my world changed forever. My Mother died on her 50th wedding Anniversary, very unexpected, the family was in shock!! I miss her each and every day, from the smell of someone I pass in a store to a song on the radio, everything that surrounds me reminds me of my best friend, my Mother...I miss you from the depths of my soul Mom!

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  • by Ruby, Tagum City, Philippines
  • Oct 2010

My mother died last September 28,2010.. My whole world has shattered. I cannot accept it. She was taken away from us and I cannot help myself asking God, WHY?? My mother is a great loving woman...There are so many people who could have died, why my mom? No words can express how painful it is of losing a mother...no words...until now, I still cannot accept it...

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  • by Erin, Hegg TX
  • Oct 2010

My mom passed when I was five. she died in a car accident, I really miss her... the person in the car with her driving was not hurt. She was the one I wanted to take after. I don't remember her voice and her look that well. That one night was my only memory with her. I guess goodbye means forever. But the sad part is this happened seven years ago. and I'm 12 now.

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  • by Scott, Marion IN
  • Oct 2010

I lost my mother to liver cancer. She was diagnosed in August of 2009 and we lost her on Veterans Day of 2009. She was only 54 and it was very difficult watching her slip away so quickly. A few weeks before she passed away, my father was diagnosed with colon cancer and he went into the hospital the night before she passed to have his tumor removed...she had been lingering on for about 2 weeks prior to him going in and once my sister came home and whispered into her ear that dad was fine. She took her last breath a few hours later as both my sister and I held her hands. One of the hardest things in the world to do was breaking the news to my father that his wife of 33 years wasn't going to be home once he got out of the hospital. Thankfully dad's cancer is in remission but I miss mom dearly and this poem is exactly how I feel as the 1 year anniversary of her death fast approaches. I hate Cancer! Thank you and prayers to your sister.

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  • by Bontshetse,Tonota ,Botswana
  • Sep 2010

I lost my mother to pulmonary TB on 6th April 2010, this poem is just how i feel. Thank you for the poem.

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  • by Wanda, Alberta Canada
  • Sep 2010

that poem touched my heart.. I lost my mom when I was 9 from cancer. it will be 20 years in October.. I also just recently lost my step mom from cancer she passed away September 09 2010.. may she rest in peace.. she will be greatly missed by her grandchildren and her children..

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  • by Tracy, McHenry Il
  • Aug 2010

My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer September of 2008, the doctors told me she had 6-12 months to live, and she made it a whole year and died last year in September 2009, this September will be a year since she's passed. This poem touched me a lot, not a day goes by that I don't think of her, I was so blessed to have that whole year with her, I miss her so much.

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  • by Rachel, Memphis TN
  • Jul 2010

My sisters and I lost our mother in 2008. Although she had been ill for some time (COPD & Heart Disease) her death was sudden and unexpected. My mother was everything to me and I know my sisters feel the same. This poem says exactly what I feel. Thank you so much for sharing it and I am truly sorry for your loss

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  • by Gissle, Philippines
  • Jul 2010

Mama left us a year ago. It was the saddest day of my life. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer fourth stage. After two months she died. I miss her so much.

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  • by Deb, Michigan
  • Jun 2010

My beautiful mother passed away from lung cancer on May 24, 2010. That day was also my birthday. I don't know why God chose to take her then. I miss her so so so much. I cannot stop crying. I just want to hold onto her clothing and smell her. I want to tell her I love her and hug and kiss her one more time. I know she wanted to be with God, but it just hurts so much. My heart is just breaking. She wanted no tears, and for all of us kids and grandkids to be happy, but now it is impossible. Even when you know someone is sick, the pain never lessons. I pray that momma will come to me in a vivid dream and let me know she is happy and is watching over us. I love you mama. Forever and Ever with all my heart.

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  • by Cari, NY
  • May 2010

I lost my mother unexpectedly on February 28, 2008. She was a smoker for over 40 years and passed away while awaiting open heart surgery after a minor heart attack. With today being Mother's Day, I have been looking for a poem to express my feelings. This one is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  • by Charity, Los Angeles, CA
  • Apr 2010

Thank you for such a beautiful poem that touches my heart and brings much comfort. My 89 year old mother passed away and is missed incredibly. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 15 yrs ago, and in the end when she took her last breath surrounded her 9 children, I knew she had instantly become cognizant of all she was robbed of by her disease. She is no longer trapped in her ailing fleshly encasement but now has a new body, mind, and her spirit is everywhere, such as in your beautiful poem, in the clouds, or a sweet melody. She prayed for me when I was lost, now I am found in order to help others, and will join her when God says its time for me to. God bless you all, especially you young ones, as we remember we are spiritual beings sojourning on this earthly plane.

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  • by Christina, WI
  • Mar 2010

My mom passed away 15 years ago, five days before my fifth birthday and the last time I saw her was on my birthday in her coffin. She had got into a real bad car accident and at the time there was a new surgery thing where the wires were supposed to get her nerves working again. But a couple months after she got them in she had to be rushed to the hospital to take them out.. While in the recovery room she had passed away because the doctors ignored the call button and she suffocated to death. Long story short there was a lawsuit but no amount of money can replace my mother and now I am 20 years old and I have to realize that my son Izaiah will never be able to know his grandma.. I think that's why I can't stop crying and whoever said time heals all wounds obviously never lost someone so close as a mother, Thank you for this poem though. It touched home base I only hope I can find a way to explain how great she was to my son when he gets older. Be blessed!

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  • by Pam, Louisiana
  • Mar 2010

I just lost my mom to liver cancer. She was diagnosed in Jan. and lasted about 3 weeks. It is so hard to lose your mom especially when it happens that fast. I am not dealing with it very good. There is such an emptiness in my heart and in my life. I love your poem and have read it several times. It has touched my heart. I am sorry for your loss and I am sorry your sister now has it. My prayers are with you. Thank you for the beautiful poem...I am sure it will touch a lot of hearts. God Bless You

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  • by Teri Esparza, CA
  • Jan 2010

I lost my Mom Nov 17,2009 to cancer. I am having a real hard time coping with the feelings of loss. This poem hit me and for the first time I do not feel alone. My Moms passing was not pleasant, it was painful and indescribable. I can not get it out of my head. Thank you.

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  • by Connie Cupp, TN
  • Dec 2009

I lost my mom to lung cancer in March 2004. You wrote a wonderful poem, Thank you for sharing it. I am so sorry to hear of your sister She will be in my prayers and the prayers of my friends as I will share your request. God Bless you Dear One and God be with your sister.

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  • by Claudia Lee
  • Dec 2009

I'm pleased to find that my poem about my Mama was read and has touched so many nice people. As the poem states we lost her in Sept. of 2008. The family misses her so much. In many ways she was the glue that held the family together after Daddy passed in 1993 of lung cancer also. Now my oldest sister has been diagnosed with it. She is holding on and is trying hard to beat it. She is in need of prayer. Please, everyone pray for her and that this disease ends in my family now. We can't bear to lose another loved one to this horrible disease.

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  • by mary, Indio CA
  • Dec 2009

I lost my mother to lung cancer on Nov 17,2005 she was my best friend. Everything happened so fast she was so healthy before she was diagnosed with lung cancer. I was crushed she wasn't ready to go lord knows I would have gave her my lungs just to save her .I never really said good bye to her I didn't have the strength. I miss her so much and always will

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  • by Elishah R.
  • Dec 2009

Just a few years ago when I was in the 6th grade, I came home to receive the worst new ever. These words coming out of my aunt's mouth "I'm sorry but your mother is DEAD." Those same words still float in my head.

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  • by Simon
  • Dec 2009

When I read this poem it truly touched me in ways I can not explain. It's as if you summed up the feelings and emotions that I felt for my dear mother when she was taken away from me. I too lost my mother due to cancer, however unlike you I didn't spend that much time with her, as she was taken away from me when I was 8 but....

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  • by Nelson
  • Oct 2009

This is my favorite poem, I've read it at least 10 times over the last 2 months. You words are deep. Although my mother is still with me (and I thank god) I am unable to read this poem without crying just thinking about the pain. I may not truely know how painful it will be until that day, but I've lost a brother so I definitely know pain. Words can't truely describe, but they help give us an idea of what one is feeling.
Thanks for blessing us all with your poem.

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I'm 14 years old & I lost my mom on January 26,2008. it was truly the hardest thing I've ever been through. She wasn't sick, it was an accidental overdose (at least from what they tell me). My mother was my best friend and the nicest woman you'd ever have an encounter with. It's hard not having a mother at such a young age, it's like the only thing you want to do, is call her up about a boy or school and you can't! and for me that's the hardest part about this whole thing. I miss my mom with all my heart and each and everyday it kills me more and more that I know she's never coming back. I can't visit her grave because it's hard knowing that I'm standing over her and I can't see her. It truly is the hardest thing anybody will ever have to go through, because there is no love Like a mothers love

I love you mommy

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  • by Senada
  • Oct 2009

Thank you for such a beautiful poem. I feel you pain I too lost my beautiful mother 2 August 2009, my mama was 68. She left us with no warning, so unexpected was her passing, I feel a great loss and emptiness in my heart...I thank god for the memories I had with my beloved mother and for having her in my life...God bless you. We have something no one can take from us, our mother's love and memories will live forever in our hearts

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  • by Linda
  • Sep 2009

At least we all know we are not alone in our feelings for our Mothers. My mother, too, was taken too soon from us - at the age of 71. She too lived for her children and grandchildren and we all miss her very much. Its been almost a year since my Mom passed away too - and we all wonder daily if it ever gets easier. Her loss has definitely left a huge void in our hearts and in our lives. I send out my thoughts and prayers to all who have lost their dear mothers.

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  • by HEATHER BROWN
  • Sep 2009

I lost my Mom on August 9,2008 it wasn't a complete shock because she had been sick for about a year, but the night she died the last thing I told her was that I hated her and you know I thought that I could apologize the next morning and that everything would be ok but at about 4:30 am I got woke up and was told that she wasn't breathing and she had to go to the hospital I remember thinking that she could pull through because she was so strong and then I looked up and her lips were blue and I tried to hold her hand and it was cold and I knew she was gone it's been a little over a year and it gets easier each day but still there are days when I think it was just a dream

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  • by Janel
  • Aug 2009

It's been almost a year since my Mom passed away. I miss her so very much. Some days I wonder if it ever gets easier? My mom was not only my Mom, but also my roommate (for the last seven years of her life) and truly my best friend. I miss not having her around to tell everything to. A Mom listens even when no one else wants to. My prayers and thoughts are with all who have lost their mom.

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  • by Ranja
  • Aug 2009

I am very sorry for your loss. Your poem says exactly how i feel. I lost my Mum to lung cancer at 54, just 7 weeks after we found out. So quick. Then exactly 1 year later I lost my Dad to bladder cancer. I know they are with me, but it is not the same not being able to give them a hug and kiss or even a simple phone call. My thoughts are with you. Take care...xx

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  • by Shelly
  • Aug 2009

I'm sorry about your mama, I lost mine at the young age of 30 she was taken by god in a car accident I was only 12 its been 28 yrs this Sept. and I miss her so much. I want to say this is a beautiful poem I hope your memories of your Mama help you through your days.

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Thank you so much for writing this poem. My mama passed away at the young age of 56. She lived for taking care of others. Her children and grandchildren were her life! Every word in the poem is exactly how I am feeling right now. It's only been 6 months since losing my mom, but the pain has not eased in the slightest. I know that I would never want her to be back on this earth and endure the pain she was under (due to liver disease), but the selfish part of me wants her back anyway. Thank you again for sharing your feelings...which are almost identical to mine. Bless you and your family!!!

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  • by Jamie
  • Mar 2009

My Mama was diagnosed with sigmoid colon cancer. I lost her on Jan 2009. Since then I can't stop crying. Even now, typing and crying... I Miss You So Much, Mummy!!!! Love You Forever.

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  • by LaMechee
  • Jan 2009

My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer too. I was told the words no one wants to hear which is she has "one year to live"! I moved home to be closer with the thought that we were going to beat cancer and live happily after that. No thought in my mind of anything else cause it was inconceivable. I needed her here too much!! I don't know here true diagnosis cause I later learned she knew for 5 years prior. She passed on Valentine's Day 2008 she is truly missed. SO Valentines will be extra hard but I have lost a person I truly loved (no matter our trials and tribulations she truly loved me and I truly loved her. I love you mom always and forever

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  • by Connie Chelf
  • Jan 2009

My mom was diagnosed in Jan 2008 with breast cancer and we lost her on Sep 2 2008, there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of her. My mom was my best friend I miss her very much. (Cancer is a horrible disease.)

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  • by Rhonda
  • Dec 2008

My mother was to be 57 that year in 1997 and cancer took her on June 9 1997, she was diagnosed Dec 96 and was gone by June so fast so quick. Even after all these years the pain is still there the thought and need to want to hear and speak to her is just as strong reading this poem expresses that so thank you very much.

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  • by Ashley
  • Dec 2008

On my mother's 57th birthday, May 14th, 2008, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. 10 short weeks later, and on the 10 year anniversary of my grandfathers death, we lost her. Not an hour goes by where I don't think of her. Every now and then something will happen, and I think "Oh, I have to remember to tell mom that!" and then I remember, I can't tell her. This was a wonderful poem, and expresses perfectly how I feel. Thank you.

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