Mother Death Poem

The death of a mother is the hardest to bear for she is the one who is there for us the most. In her life she has shown her daughter a path to follow and now she is resting in the God's embrace. Her daughter looks forward to the day they will be reunited.

Sleep Mommy

© Kimberli A. Hardiman
Sweet smile on your face as you sleep the pain away,
Resting in God's arms now, although in the ground your body lay.
He needed another angel in the Heavenly choir and that's why you had to go.
As you promised, you are still with us watching your children here below.

I never would have imagined the end would be like this, me comforting you.
Holding your hand, telling you not to worry was not an easy thing for me to do.
And even in your weakest hour you tried to comfort me too,
Caressing my face, and calming my soul as only a mother can soothe.

You have always been there through the thick and the thin
No matter what I've done, unconditionally your love never wavering.
When I told you of the mistakes I made and all the times people saw me fall
You simply nodded and gently replied 'so have we all'.
The key to success is learning from the past
Ensuring a brighter future is now the present task.

A pillar of strength even until the end
Fighting all life's battles, knowing it triumphantly you would win
Pushing me to be the best that you know I can be
Reminding me to keep the faith and allow God to lead me.
Knowing it's through Christ that I can do all things
And as He never makes a mistake I will come through victoriously.

I miss you more than these words could ever say
The pain in my heart is from one unimaginable day
After I cried all that I could; my eyes still shed countless more tears
And when I try to sleep, I have nightmares of ten-thousand fears
I walk in footsteps on an unsure path
My load feels so heavy I am not sure I will last.

Silly though I may be, I am afraid of life now that you're gone
Because I've always had a mother.
And Mommy, what about my sister and baby brother.
I wish you could have stayed just a little while longer, there's so much left to do
I wonder if I prayed hard enough and if so, did they get through.

Finding relief in knowing I will see you again someday soon
Remembering all you taught me as my soul I continue to groom
I will walk in footsteps you have walked before me
Seeing the path you walked lead you, Mommy, straight into victory.

So as you sleep Mommy, in the cradle of the Lord,
I am reassured of God's promises in His Holy Word.
I dream of the day when Heaven's gates open to receive me
And with your smiling face and loving eyes, reunited once again I will be.


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Published: Feb 2006

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  • What is the rest of the poem. It just ends and there seems to be more. I would really like to know. I like this poem very much.

    Kathy DelVechio Submitted Aug 2008
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  • My Mom passed away in a car accident. Very sad .

    Angie Submitted Aug 2008
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  • my mother passed away eight years ago and I remember her because it is hard to be independent at a younger stage, I even miss her guidance and seriously I liked this poem because it reminded me of how much love my mother gave me as a her child

    Thovhile Submitted Mar 2010
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  • my mom died 3 days ago. I know she's happy right now for she's with GOD..I've cried so many times but this poem made me miss her even more..

    Yah Submitted Jul 2010
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  • My mother just passed two days ago . Thank you for helping me find the words to express myself

    Brooklyn New York Submitted Aug 2010
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  • My mom passed away on April 19, 2010. she had fought cancer since august of 2009 and it just came back stronger and stronger. I will always remember when she first found out she told me, "No matter what happens I win, if I live I stay with my family. If I die I get to go to heaven to be with mom and dad" this poem reminded me so much of her for as we took care of her for the last two weeks of her life I was in there holding her hand. one day four days before she died she reached up and caressed my face and reminded me again by saying "never forget I will love you forever and so does Jesus."

    Randall, Denver Submitted Aug 2010
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  • My mom passed away in 1999, when I was 6 yrs old, after fighting Leukemia. She had it only for about 6 months and got sick so suddenly. I may never have got the chance to have her teach me very many things about life, since I was only 6 but this was still very sad for me to read. I know one day I will see her again and that is the one day I'm looking forward to most. I am now 18 yrs old and miss her more today than I ever thought I could.

    Hollie, OH Submitted Aug 2010
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  • My mommy left me in April 2010. The pain has been unbearable at times. She got suddenly ill in April, and we found out it was cancer and she survived only two weeks. I miss her so much. I held her hand as she left and look forward to the day when I can see her again. In the meantime, she raised me and my sisters to be strong and have faith, so I will continue to live without her. I am 40 years old and I still need her very much. This poem expressed a lot of what I am feeling. I am sorry that anyone has to feel that kind of pain.

    Odelia, Texas Submitted Sep 2010
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  • Hi all,

    I lost my mom 12 days back. I am not in a condition to read / write / think straight. I am 36 now and I have lost a person who was with me since the beginning of my life and It is tough for me to accept the fact that I am not going to see that person for the rest of my life. I am not a believer of GOD/after life etc. However, if my mom can hear/know this, I just want to say just one thing. "Mom, thank you and I love you".

    Bye all.

    K.P, Mumbai Submitted Sep 2010
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  • Hi, thank you for sharing this lovely poem. as I read it, the words seem to reflect my thoughts and moved my heart tremendously. I wish to put this poem on my mom's headstone, hope it's ok with you. gosh! I really miss her a lot and I just feel so lost being all alone by myself now.

    Adeline Chen, Malaysia Submitted Sep 2010
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  • My mother passed a few years ago and yes it still emotional time for me around my birthday when she passed away, even when she was at the hospital she told me not worry. Thank you for the poem.

    Travis, Tuba City AZ Submitted Oct 2010
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  • my mom passed away on nov. 8 2009. I was only 16 years old. I am 17 now and that date is slowly creeping up. it is really hard to go through a tragedy like this.

    Ashlynn Submitted Oct 2010
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  • Thank you for the poems, I lost my mother April 18,2010, after a 3 and a half year battle with cancer, me and my sister were carrying around a baby monitor to make sure that we could always hear mommys breath and to know that she was breathing. The final night around 2 am in the early morning me and my sister lay down at mommys feet with the monitor, mommys breath put us to sleep and at 5:45 we sat straight up and god had just called her home, please pray for us, its like you're orphans you don't know where you belong, I regret so badly falling asleep that night, I miss her so bad that I cannot even express it

    Mary, West Virginia Submitted Nov 2010
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  • my mom past away January 27, 2006. I was 11 and it was 2 days before my birthday. now I am 15 and it doesn't get much easier. going through something like this is hard to deal with and each year that goes by doesn't get much easier. I miss her so much that words cant explain what I do, say or feel about my mommy being gone. These poems about mothers being gone relates about how I feel. Thanks for the poems

    Greeley Colorado Submitted Dec 2010
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  • This touched me deeply, it expressed what I felt like when I lost my mother six years ago on Valentines Day to a long 14 year battle with breast cancer. Her body was so battered by this terrible disease. I always prayed that I wouldn't be home when IT happened but at 4:30, February 14th, I held her hand while I kneeled on the floor and whispered in her ear that we would all be alright, we were ok with her leaving so that she could finally rest. Minutes later she left us. There was so much serenity yet we felt so much pain. This poem is beautiful!

    Melissa, Texas Submitted Dec 2010
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  • Our mother left us 2 months shy from 2011. I was trying to look for a relief online since it’s been almost 4 months now that she’s gone. I can’t seem to accept that fact that she is no longer with us and day by day I wait for a sign that tells me she’s still here with us. This poem helps me understand what is going on and heals the pain I feel every day since she was gone. This poem helps me realize that our mother is with the good hands of the Lord now. She is now our guardian angel.

    Maria, Honolulu Submitted Jan 2011
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  • This poem has touched my soul I lost my mom 2 days ago of cancer march 2nd I have never felt this much pain I fell like my heart has been broken. Its seems like a dream but I can't wake up I was there has she tried to take her last breath telling her its okay I love you mom .
    I know she's in a better place with no pain. I ask god why did you take her but I think god must have needed a angel rest in peace my beautiful mother.

    Melissa Delarosa, Houston Tx Submitted Mar 2011
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  • My mother passed away when I was just 12 years old. I was adopted and had no knowledge of my mother. The news of her death at age 12 was heart breaking. I always told myself I'd find her and I'd know my mommy. That dream of mine was cut short when she passed before we ever got to meet.

    Ryan Submitted Apr 2011
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  • My Mama had COPD and numerous other medical problems we had a family meeting and discussed planning for her untimely death. Didn't have a time table of when it might happen. This meeting was in the last 2 weeks of August 2011 and On September 1st, 2011 I got the dreaded news that My Mama was GONE!!!!! But it wasn't any where near the reasons we thought it would be!!! My Mama's TRAILER CAUGHT ON FIRE!!! She died of smoke inhalation!!! Her death has rocked me to the core!!! However, I do feel a sense of peace and her memorial service is the 1st one I've ever been to where I walked away with a peaceful feeling!!! I miss you Mama more than words could ever express and I love you always.... Trisha Lynn

    Trisha Submitted Oct 2011
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  • I lost my mother on April 2011. But I am still having her in my heart forever. I am 37 now but in my heart I'm still a baby that needs a mom's love. I just can't forget her. If God can hear me I just want to know why he wants to give us this kind of pain in the name of love. Why not just take me together with my mom? And thanks for the lovely poem.

    Johore, Malaysia. Submitted Nov 2011
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  • I lost my mum April 2010 and the pain is not going away, I thought I was coming to terms with it but this xmas I was very lonely and I have realized how much I haven't gotten over her passing away. I cry myself to sleep every time I think of what a great mama she was, I can't even hold back the tears now. Loosing my mother is the worst experience I have ever had.

    Bontshetse, Botswana Submitted Dec 2011
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  • This is a touching poem! My mother just told me that she was going to die, although I don't believe it, I still cry so much for her. I love her and she is the only parent I have (my dad died when I was 7). I have been through a lot in the last 9 years and I don't want to loose the only person I have! This poem has made me imagine what life would be like when she is gone.

    Maria, England Submitted Jan 2012
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  • I lost my mum 11 days ago (15/01/2012), we knew that this day would come but not so soon. When I read the poem my heart was full of so much sorrow (maybe words can't express them all)...why does god take our mums away, if only I could have given my life in exchange for hers, may her soul rest in Pease. I will wait for the day the day when I will meet my mummy...(love you..miss you a lot mummy)

    Anjana Singh, Fiji Island Submitted Jan 2012
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  • My mom just passed 3 weeks ago and she was very sick from diabetes dialysis and a week before she died she didn't even recognized me anymore but I guess she's in a better place now free from pain

    Fontana California Submitted Feb 2012
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  • I lost my mother 01/26/2012 she was 62 years old, she wasn't sick......I can't make sense of events in my life right now. Because 12/30/11 I gave birth to a set of beautiful twin girls! And now I'm lost and heartless needing my mother more than ever! Why? ?? So many unanswered questions .....

    Tucson, Az Submitted Feb 2012
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  • I Loved this poem. My mom actually passed away almost three weeks ago. I'm 13 and I cry myself to sleep. This poem is really good. Maybe the person who wrote this could be a famous poet. My Mom meant the world to me. She was only 39...just turned 39

    Alyssa,San Fransico Submitted Feb 2012
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  • I lost my mom on the 11th May 2010 was the worse for me because the day my mom went to hospital her sister Avril passed away! My mom couldn't attend the funeral she was in so much pain only to find out she had cancer she didn't last she died peacefully with a few family and friends at her bed side! I miss her so much I can't accept that she is gone I had my 3rd daughter last year I so wish I could pick up the phone and phone her to hear her voice or to give her a hug I try not to cry I try to be strong but how much longer can I be strong for? I can't let go of her stuff its like I'm giving her away I've buried her death in the back of my mind with everything else that went wrong! I still watch the clock and wait as if she is coming home from work I miss her so much! I love you Fiona Pearl Leyds

    Tamryn Booysen,Durban South Africa Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I lost my mother on October 21,2009 when I was 11 going on 12 years old. I miss mother. I just want one more day with my mother so I can hold her hand and tell her I love her. I was so sad because I couldn't tell my momma goodbye. She wasn't just my mother she was like no other.

    Sierra Submitted May 2012
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  • My mom passed away in May 16, 1984. It has been 27 years, but it only seems like yesterday. I was 13 when she passed away. She passes away from hepatitis, she got from a blood transfusion, she received in 1975. She never smoked or drank any alcohol, she was in perfect health until this happened to her. It saddens me that my children never got to meet their grandmother. She would have loved them and they would have loved her. She's our angel now.

    Rosegozales Submitted May 2012
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  • I lost my mom in 2007 when I was still doing my metric. She promised to be better so that she can look for another job as she stayed home for quite a long time and not going to work. The last time I heard her voice was on a Thursday the 6th of September 2007..I wish I could have spent more time but..hey..what can I say. It's life

    Johannesburg Submitted May 2012
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  • I can't remember a Day in my Life when I haven't Weeped Silently, hiding my tears from the world in the memory and love of my mother. I ask God every second ''God Why you Called my Mother when you knew she was the thing I wanted in my life to be inseparable''. I always preay to God to call me to himself in silence and answer my Questions.

    Array Submitted May 2012
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  • Hi all. My mom died one month ago she was fighting with cervical cancer. A life without a mother is very hard that why I'm sharing this story. To all kids and teenager whose mother's are still alive love them before time's up.

    Celvin, Curiel Aruba Submitted Jun 2012
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  • I lost my Mother on May 31, 1979. She was in a diabetic coma for a month but I still wasn't prepared. The first time she tried to go to Heaven, my Daddy and I was begging her not to go. He brought her back. She waited until we dozed off about 5:30 the next morning so we wouldn't see her draw her last breath on this earth. She was a Christian and ready to go to meet her Lord. She knew she wouldn't get rid of the diabetes and she was tired. She and Daddy had been married 63 years, 6 months, 2 days and Daddy told us the hours. They had the same love for their children. Daddy grieved so much. I worshipped my parents and I still had Daddy. But he loved and missed Mother so much, he went to be with her and our Lord, 4 years later. Mother, I still miss you so much. I still talk to her and can hear her voice talking to me.

    Vaughnie, Texas Submitted Jul 2012
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  • My mommy died on my 8th birthday. My dad call and I thought he called to tell me happy birthday but instead he said, "your mother died"
    So far only 1 or 2 birthdays I had fun because all I could remember is her and now my birthday is coming and it will make me 15. I really miss my mommy! :(

    Jada, Bahamas Submitted Jul 2012
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  • Tomorrow makes 12 Years since I lost my mum to an accident. I remember her struggle to provide for the family since my dad is late too. I see in her everyday courage, strength and hope.. She never gave up even till death and that makes her my role model. Her death was really painful because she died when I needed her most but I believe God wants her more. The legacy she left for us is prayer and dedication to God...though, its not been easy with temptation around but have always lean on God for guidance, grace and mercy to carry on. This poem really helped me because have not been open about my pains since her departure. Love you mum and keep resting at the bosom of God.

    Bukola, Nigeria Submitted Jul 2012
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  • My mom died of an overdose on Zanax. She was all I had left in my family. We were so, so, so, so, close... words can't even explain it at all. but you should always remember to "let go and let god" take care of all your problems that you are dealing with right now... I will pray for you sweetie. xoxo, with love, prayers, and emotions. I'm 14 about to be 15 on September 6. Just keep on fighting until its over I will always keep you in my prayers...:)

    Ashleigh Redmon, Houston Tx Submitted Jul 2012
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  • My mum passed away 3 years ago. Now I'm 15. She died of an overdose on drugs and a heart attack. My dad is in jail and has been in and out my whole life. I have one sister I have hardly seen since I came into care she's 18 now. I feel alone and have no one but I keep my head up and carry on. I've been through so much more, too deep to write down but I'm strong enough to move on from the past, work on my present and achieve loads in my future. So for anyone that feels like giving up I've been there before and just before I was going to end my life I saw an image of my mother and wanted to live my life how she wanted me to be so she can be proud of one of her daughters. Rest in peace mummy I love you always and forever x

    Ebony Moss Submitted Oct 2012
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  • Thanks a lot for the poem. I lost my mother in 2003, when she lost a Breast Cancer Battle. Years passed by, yet, I still feel the missing of a true happiness that a mother gives. Hope my mother is happy somewhere. R I P Mother.

    Ravi T M , India Submitted Nov 2012
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  • My mommy passed away January 24th 2011 and that was just last year. I miss her so much she passed when I was 11 now I am 12 and every night I cry myself to sleep. I Miss You Mommy. <3 My heart is broken from then and forever always. See you in heaven mommy love you forever and always.

    Kay Simmons, Salisbury N.C Submitted Nov 2012
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  • Its been 26 years today that my mom passed I was only 23 and there were 5 of us the youngest had just turned 12 on the 6. Still hurts just as much today as it did then. god bless everyone

    Kelly, LA Submitted Dec 2012
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  • I love this poem so much. My mom just passed away because of her illness, pneumonia. Her kidney and heart were get affected. She just fought for 7 months to survive and I am so lucky that she spent Christmas and celebrates New Year's Eve. She suffered too much pain to get her life longer but I know God has a purpose and I know every life has an ending but starts with a new beginning. Time may past but memories can still be remembered.

    Jayson, Philippines Submitted Jan 2013
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  • M mom died when I was 10 years old but now I'm a grown up, I'm 21 years but I still miss her so much coz I wanted her to see things that I have achieved in life...I still love my mom.

    Lee Submitted Mar 2013
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  • I lost my Mom 6 days ago from COPD, a horrible disease that robs you of your breath. She was a wonderful mother & my closest friend. I Miss her so much & I am so sad. I don't know how I'm going to live without her. I hope she is watching over me & I look to the day when we meet again. I love you so much mom. My life is so empty without you mom.

    Tracey, Salt Lake City Submitted Apr 2013
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  • I lost my Beautiful Mother and My Best Friend on 4/1/2003 at 11:03 pm. I will never forget her. She was so beautiful. She was diagnosed with a rare cancer (vaginal cancer). It was so hard to see her so sick. As she laid in her hospital bed, I sat with her I couldn't leave her side. The last 4 days were the roughest. I would stroke her forehead and tell her how much I Loved her. I told her she was the greatest mother and the most wonderful woman I knew. She was lied to by her cancer doctors. They said she had stage 2 cancer. Our regular doctor said no she was more like stage 4 or 5 and bone cancer too.
    As her time was nearing she never opened her eyes or spoke. One morning I was crying and all of a sudden she opened up her eyes and mumbled what's wrong. I told her she was dying. I told her to go be with her parents. She understood. The next night God took her home. She died with a beautiful smile on her face. I miss her so. Everyday she's with me. God Bless!

    Sandi Guidotti, New York Submitted 4/21/2013
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  • Thanks so much for sharing this poem with us. We lost our mother on October 21, 2011. It seems just like yesterday. It is still so painful. Her birthday is this Thursday, May 9, 2013. She will be 73 years old. My sisters and I were very blessed to have been able to love, cherish, & enjoy with our mom because she died at 71 years old. We feel deeply saddened because from reading a lot of these comments, many other children lost their mom so young. Mother, we will always love you unconditionally with all our hearts. We miss you so much & still cry often. You meant the world to all of us. We can't wait to see you again. Happy Birthday & Happy Mother's Day to the World's Greatest Mother!! Your children, Nedra Brown, Connie Louis, Valarie Shaw, David Shaw Jr., Grandson, Christopher Louis, Special Nephew, Nathaniel Mitchell Jr., God child, Lance Peterson, Son-in-laws, Joseph Brown Jr., Philip Louis, Calvin Davis Jr., Sister, Virginia Raymond, Step Grand children & Great Step-Grand children.

    Nedra Brown Submitted 5/6/2013
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  • I love this poem so much. My mom passed away in 2010, and it hurts sooo bad. The words expressed in this poem is exactly what I experienced and how I am feeling. I couldn't have expressed myself in words but all I can say is Thank you for this poem. As I read this, tears fell down my face and it hurts even more because it's the day before Mothers Day. Lord please help me deal with this. It is so hard loosing a mother.

    Natalie Submitted 5/11/2013
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  • Hi ,
    My mother died on 7th of June 2013 & I am feeling very lonely without her.
    Oh God, Please take care of her.

    Miss you Mom

    Pakistan Submitted 6/10/2013
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  • I lost my mother this year on the 27th of Feb. It's more like I lost a friend. She got sick so suddenly in December, then was in an ICU for almost a month. Last year she insisted on throwing me a 21st birthday party. I wish I knew then what I know now. She left me with my little 12 year old sister. She will always be remembered and those memories will live with us forever.

    Keneilwe, Kagiso (Krugersdorp) Submitted 6/21/2013
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  • My mum passed away Saturday 13th October 2012. 3 months after she found out she had cancer in her bones, Liver, and lungs a week before she passes away They found a blood clot in her lungs...she was 66. I love and miss her every kids miss their mums friends also miss her.

    Donnamarie Totten, Stirling Submitted 7/12/2013
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  • My mamma left me and my 3 year old sister. Our dad left her when she was giving birth to me on 01-24-2002 . She fought a 1 year battle with cancer, she also has been through every kind of surgery.When I was in 5th grade they told me to go to the principals office, when I got there they told me "your mom is dead". She died at 12:00 pm. I burst out in tears because she died right on my birthday. I'm 11 right now. I got adopted. After I post this.....I'm going to my mammas grave. This poem made me thought of happy dreams of me and a happy family.

    Cathryn Brown, Lawton Oklahoma Submitted 12/9/2013
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  • I lost my mom like 7 years ago I was only 14 she left 8 kids behind due to cancer. This poem touched me just by hearing and reading this makes me miss my mom more. It's hard. I was in foster care after a year because my dad couldn't take care of me and my little sister and my baby brother.

    Roxanna, Casa Grande AZ Submitted 3/28/2014
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  • I lost my Mom suddenly March 18th, I found her unconscious Ash Wednesday from a massive cranial bleed. I would have kept her alive. I wanted her in any condition but my wise sister was in charge and said we have to let her go. It's been 13 days and I'm devastated. How long will it take to recover from the pain, guilt, anger and frustration? I don't know. I stand in her house and constantly cry. All that I have left is her pets, her junk and a house. All I want is my mother! Not anything else. I want my mother back and though your words are sweet, I don't believe we will ever meet again.

    Susan Sykes Submitted 3/31/2014
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