Mother Death Poem

Poem About The Love A Daughter Has For Her Mother

Here is another poem I wrote in an attempt to try to make myself feel better after losing my mother in June of 2009. I can't seem to get the words out that I have in my heart.

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My mom passed away a few weeks ago. She died from cancer, and the grief is so strong that sometimes I feel like I can't make it, however, I know that with God I can make it.

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You Mattered To Me

© Ruth Morris more by Ruth Morris

Published on September 2015

You lived your life thinking that no one cared
You thought you were all alone, your heart feeling tattered
I am here to tell you that you were wrong
'Cause you see - Mom - to me you mattered

I loved you when you were angry and mean
I loved you when you were kind as could be
I loved you not just because I had to
I loved you because you mattered to me

It hurts to know that now you're gone
And never will your face again I see
I hurt not because I am supposed to
I hurt because you mattered to me

I have to live on each day without you
It doesn't get easier as it is supposed to be
I feel the loss of you to my very soul
Because you see - Mom - you mattered to me

Your touch, your smile, your funny wit
The times it was just you and me
I will miss you, Mom, with all my heart
'Cause you still matter to me...

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  • by Marcella
  • 6 days ago

My mom passed away a few weeks ago. She died from cancer, and the grief is so strong that sometimes I feel like I can't make it, however, I know that with God I can make it.

  • by Penny Shuberg
  • 4 months ago

I feel deeply for every story written here. I know what physical and mental pain is because almost every day of my life I wish I were not here. I want the people around me to wake up and quit putting so much pressure on me, but they don’t get it. My mom used to call me Penny Annie, and here is my poem:

Penny Annie lived her life
Penny Annie had much strife
When she lost her mom
She lost her friend
And was much too broken to ever mend.
All of her family and all of her friends
Couldn’t put Penny together again.

There is nothing that compares to losing a mother’s love, but please don’t give up. You never know what’s around the corner, and you never will if you don’t hang in there. You might not know it or feel it, but you are LOVED…Blessings!

  • by Marissa Drake
  • 7 months ago

My mom died March 29th, and it was the worst pain I have ever felt. I was screaming in the bathroom hitting the floor. It was unexpected and she was ripped away from my family. This made me tear up and I still feel lost and very confused. I can definitely relate to this. I want to share it with my younger siblings so we could write something for her.

  • by Silver Toliver
  • 5 months ago

Thanks for sharing that. I lost my mother about a month ago. I am in so much pain. She went to the doctor one day and the next day she passed, no warning. My heart has stopped. My whole world stopped. I'd like to say thank you.

  • by Kiersten Grant
  • 8 months ago

I am 13 and lost my mom 5 years ago. She was a beautiful woman that meant more than the entire world to me. We had a very strong bond, her name was Jessica Marie Grant if you don't believe me that she died. Her last words to me were, "Kiersten, I will love you forever and always. Even when I am gone, I will still be watching over you from the clouds. Don't give up on life. Stay gold Kiersten, stay gold." I then heard the beep in the hospital and thought she was sleeping but, she was dead. I was a 7 year old at that time and I didn't know what "stay gold" meant until my 13th birthday. Everyday since she died, I have looked up at the clouds and told her I will love her forever and always.

  • by Monica Adams
  • 9 months ago

I just lost my mom a little over a month ago. With Mother's day coming up I wanted to make sure I had a beautiful poem to read at her grave. This poem was very fitting and I didn't scroll to look any further. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  • by Serah
  • 10 months ago

I lost my mum 20 days ago and I'm shattered, lost, heart broken and confused. It hurts so deeply that I feel like I can't breathe. Your poem put words to my grief. Thank you.

  • by Jillian
  • 1 year ago

Thank You Ruth...I just lost my mom last week and your poem said it all. My mom suffered for the last 8 years, since the death of my father. Slowly she allowed her illness to creep in and eventually it swallowed her whole. She always believed that outside me and my sister, no one really cared or really understood her heartache. Near the end, she complained about being a "burden", but what she didn't understand was simply this: we loved her so much, she mattered to us and we will forever miss her.

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