Mother Death Poem

A girl grieves for her mother's passing. She imaginer's her mother missing her the same way that her child does. God's message to them is the same.

My Angel, My Muse

© Christy Hughes
Deep in the night when you lie in your bed
wondering at shadows up over your head
and you pull those soft white sheets to your eyes
do you whisper to God and ask Him why?

Why is she gone and why did she go?
you want to know and you want Him to show
you a reason. So pray as fast as you can.
But unanswered prayers are a part of the Plan.

But when you ask why and your eyes start to cry
and you feel so sad that you think you might die,
listen. Because He will tell you. And cherubs' wings
hug and hold you snug as they sing

a song so sweet like sirens of lore
as you slip into dreams of what was before.

And then you will see her far away in her bed
where she has the covers pulled up over her head
and she's asking God why as her eyes fill with tears
and she shakes with the fears that nobody hears her
when she asks why and her eyes start to cry
and she feels so lonely she thinks she might die,
she listens. And He tells her. And angels' wings
hug and hold her snug as they sing

a song so sweet like sirens of lore
as she slips into dreams of what was before.

And she sees the little girl far away in her bed
with the covers pulled up around her head
and she smiles through the pain
when He answers 'you will be together again.'

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Published: Feb 2006

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  • I lost my mom a year ago, and 3 weeks later gave birth to my 3rd child but first son, and it was so bittersweet. I miss my mom so much she was my best friend and the strongest lady I have ever known.

    Pam, Tennessee Submitted Nov 2010
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  • My mother went thru a long period of suffering she got paralyzed and struggled to adjust. She was always a very busy mother and all in one to me the greatest mother on earth. She passed away in 2009 at the young age of 39. We are 2 siblings my sister was only 14 & I was 21. We lost her at difficult ages and we miss her so much but she's in a better place and she'll always be looking after us both, she was truly a amazing person

    South - Africa Submitted Feb 2011
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  • My Mother died in 2005. I was her only daughter and I still miss her so!

    Our life on earth is numbered in days and months and years,
    Of all the things I've lost in life none will ever be quite so dear!
    Your sweet smile, your tender touch that only a Mother can give,
    I loved you so, and miss you still, I wish you could have lived.
    You left this world behind you and now heaven is your home,
    and with your memory in my heart I know I will never be alone!

    S H Mort Submitted Mar 2011
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  • I lost my mother just a fortnight ago. A sudden illness for about a months time has taken her away from me. She was such an innocent and a lovable mother to me who was not even knowing her disease while she was leaving the world. Words cannot express my last days with her seeing her leaving me day by day, hour by hour, just looking at her hands tied up. Just went helpless at those painful moments. If there is a rebirth to me let it unite us again.

    Saras Submitted Dec 2011
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  • I lost my mother six years ago in June and her birthday is coming up and I still miss her think about her everyday and wish she was here with me but I know she is not in pain anymore she had lung cancer and I know he is watching over my family waiting for us to meet again I love you mom and not a moment goes by that I don't think about you

    Dessie, Kentucky Submitted May 2012
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  • My mother passed away nineteen years ago her birthday is August 12th. And I miss her so much I need her and don't understand why God had to take her from me. Their is not a day that goes by that she is not in my thoughts every little thing seem to remind me of her in some way I can't wait until the day we can be together again my heart is so heavy without her. God took her JUST WHEN I NEEDED HER MOST.

    Carol, Gustafson Mo. Submitted Aug 2012
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  • I lost my mother in March of 2009. She was 47 years young. She died in her sleep.... I was pregnant at the time with my 3rd child... I was 8 months pregnant. All I could think of at that moment. Was she's not going to be there for the birth of the baby, she was there right by my side with my other 2 children. I miss her everyday. I dream of her often.

    Porterville Ca Submitted Sep 2012
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  • I lost my mother 10 months ago 2 days before Christmas. She turned 50 in November that very same month she got sick. We didn't realize that is was so serious. I guess she also didn't know. She tried being strong for us didn't want me and my brother to see what she's going through. When we took her to the hospital they said that she had brain tumors it felt like my life could end. Why the person whom I loved so much, my life, my mummy, the one which I can't picture my life without, why does this have to happen to her. She was such a lovely person a heart of gold she lived her life for me and my brother. 2 days before Christmas we got a call from the hospital to say my mother didn't make it. I couldn't believe my mother why her I miss her so much. I need her still so much my life is just so incomplete without her. I just hope that she knows how much I love her and that I would give anything just to hear her voice again. Love you always mummy mwah gone to soon.

    Miss E Submitted Oct 2012
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  • I'm a fifteen years old. I lost my mother last year to cervical cancer. I remember when I was just a little girl I would cry to her and say "mom why do we have to die, I'm scared to die" and her response was "don't be afraid baby, everybody dies" and she always comforted me. When my mother was on her death bed she said "I'm scared to die" and I replied "mommy, don't be scared everybody dies" and as much as I tried to comfort her like she did for me, she was devastated leaving me and my brothers behind was her worst fear. When I would cry to my mom she would say "your crying makes me sicker, and I need to get better"

    Mersady, Mesa Az Submitted Oct 2012
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  • My mom was taken from me 5 yrs ago today (May 31,2013). She definitely wasn't suppose to go yet. If it wasn't for the doctor overdosing my mom on pain drugs that she was having an allergic reaction to and listened to my mom when she said what her symptoms were, I probably would still have my mother with me today. I don't think I can ever get over that. I saw my mom the night before and I remember her beautiful smile and the smell of her hair after she got out of the shower. I also remember the day of her death when I had to say my last goodbye. I will never get my mom who was also my best friend back. I was left taking care of my little sister 15 years old along with my 13 year old and 3 year old. It's not easy looking at my family and remembering all the times we spent together daily as a family even though I lived on my own. I miss her so much and will never stop feeling like this till we meet again. I love you mom.

    Jaime, Pawtucket, Ri Submitted May 2013
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  • I lost my mother 3 years ago March 10th 2010 she was the best mom a child could ever have. She was there when I was hurt she was there to wipe away my tears she was my best friend she was a good wife for 55 years. She also was a good grandmother who loved here grandchildren. I only wish that she was here to know her 6 great grandchildren she never got to know how sweet each one of them are. I love and miss you mom so much I think of you each and every day but I know one day we will be together again. What a blessed day that will be I love you mom.

    Patsy Ruth Graham, Texas Submitted Jul 2013
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  • I lost my mother almost 8 months ago, only weeks after my high school graduation. She was my everything. I was out with my boyfriend one night at a hotel, and the next morning I got a call from my sister saying our mom didn't wake up. No one knew she was dying from heart disease. All she cared about was putting me and my sister into a better home where we were safe and taken care of, and then she passed on. To this day, I swear she knew she was going to pass at a certain time. I miss her so much. I've grown so independent, and now I am enlisted in the Navy to serve my country and make her proud. I am no longer depressed she's not walking this earth, because now she's walking with angels, and I know she's right beside me at this very moment guiding me in the right direction. I love you, mom. Gone but NEVER forgotten.

    Hannah, San Diego, CA Submitted 3/5/2014
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