Mother Death Poem

Poem About Mom With COPD

My Mother had been ill with a serious lung disease (COPD) due to many years of smoking. I tried many times to get her to stop smoking over my life with her, but she could not stop. It took a toll on her heart and she died from a heart attack on 12/10/2006, which is my younger sister's birthday. I wrote this poem in dedication to her.

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Published: Jan 2009

Remembering My Mother

My Mother seems so far away from me,
On that beautiful white shore across the sea.
Yet I remember love's soft glow upon her face,
And the feel of her touch and tender embrace.

When I am weary from the burdens I've borne,
And the path is unclear and I feel so forlorn,
I remember her loving support was always near,
And her advice made the path ahead seem clear.

When I feel there is no one who seems to care,
Or when the heartache seems too hard to bear,
I remember how she always stood by my side,
And would tenderly wipe away the tears I cried.

When there are moments of great joy and pride,
And I wish my Mother was standing at my side,
I remember she saw more than I thought I could be,
And know I owe my triumphs to her belief in me.

When I reminisce about the things she used to say,
And I miss her and think she is so far away,
I remember what she gave lives on through me,
And one day I'll see her on the shore across the sea.

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  • by Anna Turrey
  • 10/20/2014

My mom died in April 2013 due to COPD. She continued to smoke after she was diagnosed close to 6 years ago. All my brothers and sisters tried talking to her about quitting not only for us but for herself to. I cried to her many of times about me not wanting her to die and that I wanted her to watch my son grow up. They had a special bond. He loves his grandma very much and misses her and so do my nieces and nephews. She was in and out of the hospital all the time :(. I seen my mom at her worst but she always seemed to pull through it. She was on the life support a few times due to her COPD but always came off of it, not this time. Her heart was tired so was her body and her heart stopped beating. I was 21 when she passed and my mom was ONLY 50, Too young to go. I miss my mom so much it hurts. I act like I'm okay because everyone makes me feel like I should be but inside really I am breaking down. I always told her I would finish college and I'm almost done now, one more semester and I'll graduate. I just wish she was here to see it. The worst pain ever, I'm the youngest out of 6, 4 brothers and 1 sister. Me and my mom were best friends, she was there with me through the hardest times in my life.

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  • by Kitty Monahan-Sewell
  • 9/14/2014

I lost my mom to COPD on 11/11/11. This made me think of my bracelet that I wear pretty much every day. I got the bracelet shortly after my mom passed - it has the quote "For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea." - E E Cummings. Mom loved the beach.
And this was just a perfect poem. Thank you for this.

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  • by Bryony, North Wales
  • 7/27/2014

Hello, in March just gone I lost my mum, she was ill with COPD that she'd had for 2 years and a few other things, but as she seemed to be getting better, she was quitting smoking, and getting put on the lung transplant list. I got a message from my sister saying she'd gone into hospital which was nothing new, I am the only one of my mums 9 children to of been living at home as I am only 17, but that night I was staying at my boyfriends, then I get urgent messages off my sister saying she'd had a cardiac arrest and I needed to get to the hospital, she had 100% brain damage and was in a coma on life support but with no chance of waking up, so we had no choice but to turn it off, this poem is lovely x

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  • by Fillicha, Kroonstad
  • 2/18/2014

Good day. This is a beautiful poem it make me cry I lost my dad on 20 September 2011 in hospital heart surgery and it was so hard without a dad and then my mother had a stroke and was in hospital for 4 months. Me and my younger sister were nursing my mom and then she became very ill she passed away in my arms on the 7th May 2013 and I can't stop thing and crying as the days goes by without my parents looking at the photo frames, eyes fill up with sadness and asking why God and then I read this beautiful poem and all the letters and I don't feel alone and more at peace because I know they're in heaven.Thank you for these beautiful words to every one that lost a mother and father may our Father in heaven be with you.

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  • by Armetta Mcglothen, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 2013

My mom had COPD/emphysema. My mom struggled with this disease until on May 26, 2013 her heart finally couldn't hold out any longer she died from a heart attack. I wasn't expecting God to finally call her home. Thanks for the beautiful poem. I am still grieving the loss of our mom and I miss her so very much. But only God knew how much she was suffering here on Earth and we couldn't do anything to make her lungs back new. Thank you Jesus for allowing such a wonderful lady to become our mom.

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  • by Samantha
  • Sep 2013

This poem has hit hard to home. I lost my mother last year at a young age. She was a very beautiful women scared to tell anyone the troubles she was battling. It wasn't easy to watch her go but it was easier to know she was at peace and not in the critical pain she was in. This poem very much so describes my mothers life for me. I WAS THE YOUNGEST of three and I cherished her as much as she did me!

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  • by Kayla, Hannibal Central School. NY
  • Apr 2013

I lost my mom when I was 10 and I'm 15 now...it's been a hard, and long 5 years. I think about her everyday and poems like this one have me remember the good and not the bad times about my mom. I lost my mom to a severe stroke and I blame myself for it. Thank You for writing this poem to help me cope with the death of my mom.

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  • by Jasmine
  • Feb 2013

My mom died when I was 12. I miss her very much she left behind 4 kids. It tore me apart. It stills hurts. When her birthday comes up or the day she died it always makes me cry even holidays and birthday. She will always in my heart.

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  • by Laura, Sarasota, Fl
  • Dec 2012

What a beautiful poem. This is exactly how I feel about my Mom. Thank you for sharing this. She died on Oct. 26, 2012 and I'm just now starting to feel the pain. She died in a motorcycle accident, doing what she loved. She was only 66 and still full of life. Today I'm thinking of her so much and wishing she were here. She was my best friend and I don't know how I will get through this at times. I try to remember all of the great moments we shared and just live one day at a time. She was truly amazing and I can only hope to carry on her legacy.

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  • by Cindy Mays. Beaumont CA
  • Aug 2012

I am approaching the one year anniversary 9/5/12 of the loss of my sweet Mother and I have been searching for a poem to publish back in my hometown paper in Canada in her honor and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to share yours. It speaks direct from my heart as every day feels like 9/5 I miss my Mom so -that pain just doesn't go away when you lose your best friend but I know in my heart that one day I will see her again .

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  • by Sarah, Ebert Point Pleasant WV
  • Aug 2012

I am now 15 years old and I think about my mom everyday. I was only 3 1/2 when my mom died. I came home from school and she was just gone cuz in her sleep. She had passed away at only 34. This was all before she lost her leg in a motor cycle accident, when she died she over dosed on pain medication. She was always in so much pain and had soo much stress take care of me and my brothers while my dad was at work, but even though she had all these bad things she would walk around with a smile on her face everywhere she went and even sang at church. I was her diamond and she was mine and I'll love her and miss her till the end of time.

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  • by Ebony Davis, Dallas Tx
  • Aug 2012

My mother died at home and for along time I was afraid to visit my father there better yet stay a night over with him. I finally put my fears aside, my first night back home as I slowly started to drift away to bed I began to feel something tugging the edges of my hair back and then my mother's voice began to tell me how much she loved and missed us. She asked me how I was. I quickly replied to her question and let her know that I missed her as well. After it was all over I quickly jumped up and ran across the hall to where her and my father shared a room to find him raising up out of his sleep. I quickly told him about the dream I had and he replied that something had woken him up out of his sleep. I then knew that my mother had been present and ever since then I haven't afraid to stay over.

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  • by Susan Myers, Manchester Uk
  • Aug 2012

My Mum suffer for well over 10 years (longer than I can remember) with COPD. She was such a strong woman who kept the family together. I lost my Dad 23/10/10 and she was his rock but so poorly. We found out it had turned to cancer 0n the 05/10/11 and she died 2 days later. Totally devastated. Feel so alone. But feel better reading all your beautiful messages for your Mums. Thank you xxx

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  • by Ilene, New York
  • May 2012

I lost my Mom to COPD May 16, 2012. She has now smoked 17 years. She suffered so at the end when she was taken to hospice. The didn't help her be comfortable. They just let her die with no comfort at all. She was screaming that they could not help her, and she could not breathe...they shot morphine in her mouth and she died soon after. Horrible what I saw and I stayed by her side till the very end in horror and disbelief. I believe there could have been a more humane way of making her comfortable....but even murderers get put to death without suffocating. I am in shock, I am angry and I live with the visual of her actual death and I don't know if I will ever get over the loss of my mother and by the way she was tortured at this hospice.

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  • by Steve, London
  • May 2012

My mum died 10 days ago from COPD.
She had been admitted to hospital just over a month ago for a gall bladder infection and they picked up that she had atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rate) too
She was given meds and discharged home a week later but she struggled for breath and started having hallucinations and her legs became very swollen and she could hardly walk.
I got her admitted back to hospital where they treated her heart and then moved her to a ward which dealt with respiratory problems.
She suffered from fatigue, loss of appetite and despite oxygen being given to her through various methods, I was informed after 5 days in that ward that her condition was at the final stages of COPD and she had a matter of days to live.
The next day I received a call shortly after 5 am saying that her condition had deteriorated rapidly and I was fortunate to get to her bedside and spend the last 30 minutes telling her how much I loved her before she slipped away.

I miss my Mum so much xx

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  • by June, Fort Wayne Indiana
  • May 2012

I lost my sweet mother on March 1st, 2009 . She also had COPD. Her last 2 months was the hardest time for her, I couldn't imagine what its like not being able to breath, such a struggle for her. She suffered many years with it, God bless her heart. She tried so hard to stop smoking and be there for us all. But her strength finally weakened. The day she passed away, I held her hand and said one prayer and ask our dear Lord to take her home and stop her suffer or give her back in good health, but please stop her from this struggle to breath. She has had enough!! She opened her eyes for the last time, and looked at me with her loving eyes.. it's like she was Thanking me for letting go and that she will be fine and not to worry. Then she closed her eye's and without a sound she was gone!! I miss her so so much everyday, Christmas, her Birthday March 18th and Mother's day are the worst time's for me. I truly love your poem, really hit home and my heart. Thank you :)

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  • by Cherish, Tn
  • May 2012

Thank you for sharing this sweet and precious poem. My mama was diagnosed just this week with COPD, and all week I have been online and asking friends in the medical field just what am I to expect. She is about to turn 62, and she has been a smoker since she was 15. It's breaking my heart. I still don't really know what to expect other than I know if she doesn't stop it will be worse much faster. I had suspected for a long time that something was wrong, and she finally went to the Dr. on Tuesday. I don't want to see her suffer. She's put herself last every year of my life, never letting us go without while she herself was neglected so many times. I see that now as I'm am adult myself. I want the rest of my time with her to be spent with my letting her know how much I love and appreciate her and all she's done. She has become my best friend, and I need to know how I can make her as comfortable as possible and what are some ways I can help her stop smoking?

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  • by Rishikesh Pune
  • Mar 2012

I lost my mom on March 13 2010, she was every thing to me I miss you a lot mom, it's been two year but there is not a single day I don't remember you, I love you mom one day we will meet again....

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  • by Glasgow
  • Mar 2012

This poem is lovely.
My mum had COPD, she was only 66.
She had the illness for many years, in and out the hospital, chest infection, after chest infection.
She could no longer cope, and took her own life.
My lovely mum passed away on the 6th of March 2012.
Just a wee message I hope she is reading what I am writing here just now.
I love you so much mum, and I am going to miss you so much.
No words can express how I feel for you.
One day we will meet again......
love you millions mum....xxxxx

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  • by Rosalyn, Savannah,Ga
  • Feb 2012

My mother died January 7, 2012 of bladder cancer, we found out early in may this year. I'm 34 years old, felt like I still had some learning to do. I think that I realized earlier than most how much she really meant to me. I pray that I'll see her again. This poem really hits home, thanks.

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  • by Sie Hampshire ,Uk
  • Feb 2012

My dearest mum passed away from COPD in January 2010. She had been ill for many years, she was so strong and brave and never complained, it was so heartbreaking to watch her not breathe but my heart is now broken I just miss her so much. She was a wonderful person and my life will never be the same.

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  • by Lori, Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 2012

I can not thank you enough for this poem and reading the above replies. I don't even know how I found this site or poem. My mom struggled in Stage IV COPD for 17 years. I was fortunate enough to be able to be her sole care taker to keep her at home. However, during those years we spent many times in the hospital. At one point it was every three weeks. Yet 2011, was different. She had one hospital stay due to a blood clot in her leg- not her COPD. We were so excited as the end of year was approaching. Then Christmas day she became unresponsive and spiked a temperature of 106F. Test after test no source of infection until January 3, 2012 (30 year to the day my dad died) There was vegetation on her heart valve that made an abscess hole in her heart.
I am so confused in how I should feel etc. I put on the happy face for those around me but I am a wreck on the inside.

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  • by Jami, Indiana
  • Dec 2011

Thank you for this. My mom had COPD. She died 12/8/11, and we buried her on my birthday 12/12. She was so at peace and ready to go, but I miss her so much.

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  • by Sandra Montero, Phoenix AZ
  • Dec 2011

I love you Mother and miss you everyday! Around the holidays are so hard for my family! I wish time can go back to when you were here with us! You left us so so soon! Mom past away 3 years ago on Nov 30th 2011. It was so sudden and shocking to her kids. She past away from a broken heart when her mother past away earlier in 2008. We your kids love you so much and miss you dearly.

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  • by Toni Harris, Philadelphia PA
  • Dec 2011

My mother like so many others above died of COPD as well. Like yourself, I too tried to get her to stop smoking but she could not. My mother died on the same day as her birth, May 24, 2011. My mother birthday is on the 24th of December 1937. Thank you all for sharing.

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  • by Elliot, NYC
  • Dec 2011

This poem has the true meaning of Mother all over it. As I read all the other stories, I now know that we ALL share a common ground when it comes to this horrible disease. My Mom passed on July 15th 2011, which happens to be my nephews 26th birthday. She died of COPD. To see a love one, especially a parent slowly deteriorate from this disease is not something you can take easy. She was 73. This poem touched my heart in a way that I felt exactly what the author was saying. I share the same loss and grief as they do. Mom I love you and miss you unconditionally. You were the queen of my heart and soul and I will always remember you. Que dios te bendiga para siempre!

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  • by Johnny Hong Kong
  • Oct 2011

My mom passed away in Richmond Canada at the age of 90 due to colon cancer. Most of my friends advised me that it is lucky to live until 90. I see differently as I hope my mother can live as long as possible. I felt very guilty right now for not doing enough for her. I hated my own selfishness but even if I become a rich guy right now, my mother can no longer enjoy. Everyday I think of her and I decided to buy a spot besides her graveyard so that after I died I can be beside her and serve her again. I hope God will allow me to come across with her sometimes in the future.

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  • by Maggie
  • Oct 2011

This is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing. My mum died too from COPD through smoking. She also had osteoporosis and suffered in silence. I miss her so much. I got married last September abroad. No one knew. It was just the 2 of us. As soon as we got back home mum was the first person I wanted to tell. I rang her and no reply. Unfortunately she died the very day we got back so I wasn't able to share our happy news with her. In fact it took me 3 months to tell anyone I was actually married as it didn't feel right. It's a year tomorrow since I lost her. I still pick up the phone now and dial her number not realizing she is no longer with me. She was the only person I trusted and I miss her so much

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  • by Sonya Phillips, Greenville NC
  • Sep 2011

Wow, I really loved this poem. I just lost my mother 3/28/2011...2 Weeks after my 22nd birthday. It's been really hard for me. She had COPD and Cystic Fibrosis and Got Pneumonia On top of it. She was 49 years old. It's been hard for me because I'm so used to calling her and talking to her everyday..and her always being there for me to talk to when I needed her. she wasn't just my mother, she was my best friend!!!

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  • by Denise Stewart, Canada
  • Aug 2011

My mom recently passed away unexpectedly from COPD at the young age of 55. She was not that ill from it but had an exasperation from COPD and passed away within 15 min before the paramedics could assist her. Reading this poem and everyone's comments is helpful. Knowing others are going through the same thing and feel the same way wishing we could have one more hug or tell our mom how much we love them and need them. Be there more for them. Know that our moms are watching over us. I feel an emptiness inside and some days it feels like I am not going to make it through the day. My mom passed away when my son was only 3 weeks old and she only seen him once. It hurts knowing I am not going to have my best friend there for me and get her advice during difficult times. Thank you for your poem. My condolences to all who have lost our mom. Know that they are in heaven and watching over us.

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  • by Lizel
  • Aug 2011

My mother so dear to me died a year ago and it still feels like yesterday that I told her I loved her. Today is unlike other days where I can just crawl in a corner and cry my heart out, that is when I went on the internet and looked for some poems and this one really touched my heart. I feel all over the pain I felt the day she passed. I know we can't turn back time but if I can only hold her one last time and tell her how much I miss her and need her. I pray for her even though she is in a better place without pain and suffering and out of this world. I just wish that she can tell me that she is fine and happy, and knowing that she is near me looking after me, hold me when the pain is too hard to bear. I miss you mummy and I will always love you till it is time for us to meet again

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  • by Donna Mills, Waco Tx
  • Aug 2011

My mother passed just a little over a year ago and I still miss her dearly every day. Today is her birthday and she is really on my heart. I'm not sure why I decided to search for poems, but I'm sure glad I did! I love this poem you have written in honor of your mom. It expresses exactly how I feel about my mom. It's beautiful! I hope you don't mind if I share a piece of it with my family and friends. Thank you for sharing!

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  • by Hilda, Labrador, Canada
  • Jul 2011

I was looking for a poem for my mom. She also had COPD and suffered a massive stroke. She had her stroke 36 years to the day my father passed away. My dad passed away December 27,1972 and my mom had her stroke on December 27, 2007. My mom passed away on January 10, 2008. It describes everything I am trying to say and put in words and could not. Thanks so much for sharing this poem. All the best to you and your family.

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  • by Jess Williams, UK
  • Jul 2011

This poem made me cry. I am 13, and I lost my mum in a car crash when I was 10. This poem made me think that I wasn't alone, and my mum was always watching me. This is a beautiful poem, and I will always think of it whenever I am upset. Thank you.

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  • by Joanne Robinson, UK
  • May 2011

My mum died 2 days ago to COPD and sepsis, she had fought a long time but this time she was too weak. My mum never smoked in her life, the words I have been looking for are in the poem, I'm getting married next year and it's hard knowing she won't be there to see me.

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  • by Robin
  • May 2011

I was reading through looking for a poem for my mom today is her birthday she died in 8-4-09 from COPD she was my best friend. I cared for her for the last 3 years before she left us. Everyday is so hard to get through I was really surprised to see all the posts from the same thing on here. This is a very beautiful poem and really touched my heart.

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  • by Claire, Uk
  • May 2011

I lost my mum to COPD 3 years ago. This is a lovely poem and the words describe how I feel. I miss my Mum more than words can say and the feeling of emptiness never seems to pass. Thank you for sharing this poem!

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  • by Nicole, Fredricton NB
  • Apr 2011

Hey I don't know if you'll ever see this but I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this poem I just lost my mom 2 weeks ago to COPD and have been mourning very bad and your Poem just touched my heart!! You're a great writer!
and to all the young people who lost there mothers to COPD you'll be in my prayers because it's a long hard life! It will always hurt so there is no sense in telling you it will because I don't think it does...

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  • by Courtney, Colorado
  • Apr 2011

Thank you so much for this poem. I lost my mother on December 28, 2010 also due to COPD which eventually took a toll on her heart as well. I have been told that it gets better but lately it has only gotten worse. I think about her more and more each day and I wonder if it really will get better. Thank you again for this poem.
I love you Mom!

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  • by Della,UK
  • Apr 2011

I also lost my mum to COPD on Dec 21st 2010. My heart is aching so much she was everything to me and it's hard just getting through each day. It was a shock she died of a heart attack and I had only spoke to her a few hours before. We spoke everyday sometimes twice daily and now I am lost. My father also had COPD and passed away 7 years ago so I suppose I am glad that she went very quickly but I just wasn't ready yet she was so looking forward to xmas. I love this poem it is so beautiful thank you for sharing it xx

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  • by Gentry, AR
  • Mar 2011

I lost my mother 12/30/10 also from COPD . I miss her so much an her death still don't seem real to me everyone keeps telling me it gets better with time I really don't see how, she was my mama and how do you get over that. We also lost her husband 20 days before her and that was hard also and then she passed, the doctors told me she could of also died from a broken heart but I don't think that was the truth cause she loved me an I know she would not have left me like that.

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  • by Claire, Australia
  • Mar 2011

my mum passed away on Friday the 18th march 2011. she had lung disease from smoking however died from a heart attack. Although she was ill it was really sudden, as she had come home from hospital and was told she would have at least 6 months to a year, she had a week. Reading your poem had filled my heart with love as I remember my mum. She made me laugh, cry and be the mummy that I am today. I will always love and adore her for this.

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  • by Summer ,WV
  • Mar 2011

This poem has really touched me my mother died when I was 6 years old she was shot in a drive by right in front of my eyes and I'm scarred for life but beautiful words and a lot of wisdom I have a lot of respect for those of you who've lost your mothers god bless you all

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  • by Christina, Ca
  • Mar 2011

Beautiful words. My mother passed away March 5, 2011, from lung/liver cancer. She was 67. She was an amazing woman and good mother and will be dearly missed.

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  • by Kyle,Ca
  • Jan 2011

Thank you so much for writing this. I cried right at the start of the second stanza. My mother just passed away on 9/17/10 after fighting 7 years of cervical cancer. She was only 52, I just turned twenty last month. The pain only continues to get worse for me each passing day- she will never see me graduate college, get married nor will she see me as an amazing and good adult I will become, all because of her. Reading something like this gives me a lot of hope to continue living to strive to be a good person, just as she did. Thank you again.

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  • by Sara, NY
  • Dec 2010

Thank you to the author of this poem. My mother passed away on 11/14/10 after a year and half battle with lung cancer. She was only 63. I saw first hand how evil cancer can be. It started in her lung and over a year just spread everywhere. I feel so blessed that I was able to be by her side every minute, to hold her hand when she took her last breath, but I miss her terribly, and feel for everyone who has lost their mother. I read this poem at my mom's funeral. It expressed exactly how I feel! Thank you

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  • by Shallotte, NC
  • Dec 2010

This poem really is beautiful, my mother passed away last week, December 14, 2010. This is a very hard time for out family. Thank you for this poem.

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  • by Patty, Europe
  • Dec 2010

Thanks for this great poem. My dearest mom, my best friend, my all, passed 10 months ago, she also suffered from COPD. I took care of her for the last 2 years, but even before that we saw each other everyday anyway, we were so tight. I miss her so much, not an hour goes by without thinking of her. Yet I'm stronger than ever before, with her help, I still feel her presence and that shows that love conquers anything, even death...
Once again, thanks for the great poem.

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  • by Angela, NY
  • Oct 2010

Today my mother has been gone 5 months. She like many others died of COPD, but she had related complications that killed her. I miss her everyday. Its been really hard since my dad died when I was three. I love her so much and miss her everyday! I'm so thankful that I was able to take care and spend the last two months of her life giving her hope and courage, even though there wasn't any. But she never knew that but inherently she did. All these last years she never let on to how sick she was. Sadly she died the day after giving me the best mothers day ever! I tell everyone Love your mother because you can never get another one again. Once they are gone, you want one more phone call one more I love you, one more anything. Thank you for this lovely poem.

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  • by Melissa, Colorado
  • Jul 2010

This Poem really touched my heart because my Mother passed Away October 6 2009. everything this poem said reminded me of her, she died in her sleep. I miss her so much. She was a wonderful women. This poem was beautiful, it made me cry really hard. I Love you and miss you SO much Mom! Rest in peace!!

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  • by Carla Cooper, Uk
  • Jun 2010

That poem was lovely it made me cry. I lost my mum to (COPD) she passed away on the 12th Jan 2010. She was really ill in and out of hospital all the time. I miss her so much so does the rest of my family. Thanks that really helped.

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  • by Amanda Larson, Benton AR
  • Jun 2010

That made me cry. My mother passed away on June 20, 2009. I'm nearing a full year without her and it kills me because my parents were divorced. I lived with my mom and after she died I had to move to a new state, away from my friends, and everything. It's still hard, but I'm sure it will get better. Thank you. I needed that.

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  • by Keisha Butler, Flint, MI
  • Apr 2010

My mother passed away on January 8, 2010 and I miss her dearly. I write this message with tear stained cheeks because every thing that this poem said reminded me of the close relationship that me and my mother shared. She was my best friend, my cheerleader and my voice of reason.

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  • by Mary Henderson, NY
  • Mar 2010

I too was glad to find this Poem. My mother suffered the same illness. COPD from many years of smoking. She did manage to quit three years before she passed away. She struggled for every breath and I know that she held on as long as she did for us her kids and her grandkids. Reading the poem and you story gave me comfort. Thanks for publishing your feelings for others to read.

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  • by Katie
  • Mar 2010

This is a lovely poem. My Mum passed away just 6 weeks ago, also from COPD. Mum battled the disease for 10 years and for the last 3-4 years my husband and I took care of her. My Mum was so brave, so much so that her Respiratory nurse said that she hadn't known anyone keep going so long when they were so ill. I miss her every second of every day, she was my rock, my inspiration, my mentor, my best friend, but most of all she was my Mum. I'm not sure what the future will hold without Mum but I am sure as hell going to live my life as she did and strive for the best. I cry everyday and pray that she will visit me......I haven't seen her yet but I'm sure I will when the time is right, for us both. My Mum was the most beautiful and enigmatic lady I know, so brave and proud and I am glad she was mine.

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  • by Tracy, C.C TX
  • Feb 2010

My mother also died of COPD. She smoked for many years and when I was a lil girl I would beg her to stop. She kept having strokes one after the other until her heart just gave up. She died at my sisters house on Christmas morning. But she had been asleep for days. Two days later is my sons birthday.So she's gone 2 months already and it doesn't get any easier. I miss her so very much, these poems help.

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  • by Marilu, TX
  • Jan 2010

This poem really touched me. I lost my mother due to a Massive Heart Attack on 04/13/09. It was so Sudden and unexpected three hours after I told her I'll see you tomorrow they tell me she's gone. Its real hard for me because I still can't accept it. I'm only 26 and I wasn't ready to let go. I really wanted for her to be here and see my 3 year old lil boy grow up. I miss talking to her and when I visit my father at home it's not the same. I know she's in a better place watching over my dad, son and myself and taking care of us, but it's to recent and I can't get over it. I know one day I'll see her again to tell her stories of how she was missed from all her loved ones. Thank you to the person who wrote this poem. It is very touching.

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  • by Karen, UK
  • Nov 2009

I have come back to this website today as I am looking for some nice words for the Remembrance Book at the Crematorium. I lost my Mum 11 months ago, 3 days before Christmas. Every day hurts and in a way I don't think I have accepted it. Like all of you, it's so hard to believe they are gone. So many regrets too, what I didn't do or didn't say, now it's too late. Bless you all, may your memories keep you strong. I know it's very difficult when your heart is breaking...

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  • by Joyce, Georgia
  • Nov 2009

I'm going through the same thing, my mom has COPD too. She's had it for 9 years now, and is in the last stage of it. She's so sick and weak, I take care of her and its so heart breaking to see her this way. I love her so much, my best friend and mom. It's very hard to lose your mother, my father pasted in 2006. But I'm so close to my mom, I just don't know how I'll go on without her. I'm so glad I found your poem, it means so much, to know I'm not alone in this world.

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  • by Carla Estep
  • Oct 2009

I lost my mom to COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) six years ago today. I took care of her for several years. She had been sick for a while but, every time she would bounce back. When she got really sick I thought she would bounce bad. I wish I had said so many things.... I'm glad I was there in the end and got to say I love you.

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  • by Julia
  • Oct 2009

Thank you for the poem and your story. I lost my mom on 9/15/09 from COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ). I knew it was coming, but was shocked at how NOT ready I was. I cannot stop crying and everyone says it will get better, but I don't see how. She was sick for the last 13 yrs and I have taken care of her for the last 10. I think in part she had become like a child to me, but still my mom. I will miss her everyday for the rest of my life. You really wrote a beautiful poem.

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  • by Victorya
  • Sep 2009

This poem really hit home for me, like the author I also lost my mother due to a heart attack and around the same time. She passed away on 11/29/2006. With my mother though she never was a smoker she was in good health or so we thought, and I actually spoke to her only hours before she passed. It was so sudden and unexpected that I still to this day cry for her almost daily and ache just to see her one last time. I think the hardest thing for me was that I was 6 months pregnant with my only child when she passed and she was looking so forward to finally being a grandmother. I always feel so upset that my son never got a chance to know the wonderful mother I had. But something in my heart tells me that she is watching over him. That in itself gives me a kind of closure. I don't think I'll ever get over her being gone. But I do know that one day I'll see her again. Thanks to the author of this beautiful poem it really reminded of my mother as well.

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  • by Gerald "Jerry" Underwood
  • Jul 2009

I am so glad I found this poem. I lost my mother early this year (01/06/09) and I have been struggling so much with it inside, yet I was unable to really cry and grieve. Tears would well up but none ever spilled . . . until now that is. I have been trying to get my thoughts/feelings out into writing, that usually comes easily for me, but whenever I tried it was like a bottleneck on a highway, too much trying to come out at once, and maybe too soon. Who knows. I have read this at least ten times and all I keep thinking, line by line, is, "That's how I feel!"

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