Mother Death Poem

This poem was written in honor of my wonderful Mother, Betty Nitteberg, who died August 7, 1998. It was written by me to read to her to let her know it was okay to let go - she had been in a coma for 2 days and wasn't coming back to us. She died from an unknown cancer that got in her blood and took her in 3 weeks. She was always the rock and it feels like she just left us yesterday. Missing you, Dad, Bruce, Marilyn, Lynna and Julie. We love you.

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My mom passed on Sept 16th 2015 from dementia. This poem touched me because when she started to shut down the day before she passed, I told her not to be afraid and close her eyes and go to...

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Sleep Mama Sleep

© Marilyn Haan

Published on March 2011

Sleep Mama sleep,
It's time to go to sleep.

So close your eyes
And rest your head
You must be tired now.

Sleep Mama sleep,
It's time to go to sleep.

We've kissed your cheek
And held your hand
We must let you go now.

Sleep Mama sleep,
It's time to go to sleep.

The angels are here
And will keep you safe and warm
They must carry you home now.

Sleep Mama sleep
It's time...
Mama?
You've gone to sleep now...

Sweet peaceful dreams,
We love you.

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  • by Jacque Rausch, Arizona USA
  • 7 months ago

My mom passed on Sept 16th 2015 from dementia. This poem touched me because when she started to shut down the day before she passed, I told her not to be afraid and close her eyes and go to sleep. Reading this brought tears to my eyes. I'm going to print it and read it at her service tomorrow. Thank you.

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