Dying Poems

Poems about a Loved One Dying

When a family member is dying, the whole family is plunged into despair. It is heartbreaking to see a once active relative lying in a hospital bed hooked up to machines. It is hard to imagine that this is the same individual who was previously so active and full of life. It may feel strange and uncomfortable to spend time with a loved one when they are dying. Most of us feel uncomfortable in the hospital filled with the smells of sickness and death. However, there may be an opportunity to share a moment that you treasure for the rest of your life.

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A Prayer For Mama

My dear sweet heavenly father I come to you today,
with faith and hope I ask, send an angel Mama's way.
I know her time is near and soon you'll take her home,…

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  • Rating: 4.57
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  • by Lori Daoust
  • Published: Apr 2012
It's Ok To Go

You were sick and tired and we all knew,
that God would soon come to take you.
You fought so hard, so very long,
but through the pain, you stayed strong.…

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  • Rating: 4.56
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My father a great man a proud man sadly passed away 3rd march after only being sick for 23 days. I …

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Poem About Father's Fight with Cancer
God Can You Hear Me?

My eyes fill with tears,
And I could hardly see.
This cancer is stealing my father,
Slowly away from me.…

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  • Rating: 4.54
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This touched me so much. They could easily be my words written down. My dad doesn't have cancer but …

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  • by Katie L. Ruggiero
  • Published: Feb 2006
To Mommy - My Final Goodbye

Sometimes I wish I could rewind my life,
To think about all my actions one more time,
And to think about all the people I hurt.
I knew all the pain would one day come back to haunt me,…

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  • Rating: 4.52
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This poem is amazing. It touched my heart in so many ways. It reminds me of my mother and sister.. …

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Poem from Dying Grandmother To Grandson
  • by Pali Munasinghe
  • Published: Mar 2012
My Little One

Doctor said,
I live only three months.
My little darling,
I helped you walk,…

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  • Rating: 4.46
  • by Sarah R. Gamache
  • Published: Feb 2006
My Grandpa

My Grandpa Marvin died today.
Oh how I wish that he could stay.
Our selfish hearts just want him here,
but we know he's always near.…

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Poem Of A Dying Mother's Message To Family
  • by Sherry L. DeBarge
  • Published: Feb 2006
Mother's Illness

So many thoughts I would like to say
As I lie in silence another day
People come, people go
I am alone with my thoughts you know…

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  • Rating: 4.42
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Thank you for sharing this. This in someway gave me an insight of what my mum went through when she …

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  • by Glorimar Fontanez
  • Published: Feb 2006
The Strength Of One Women

She played a different role in all our
lives, a mother, a sister, and a
grandmother, no matter what the love
we have for her is one, ask anyone…

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  • Rating: 4.4
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My older sister has always been there for me! When I needed to talk, she always had the answer. And …

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Poem For Child To Be Read After Mom Passes Away
  • by Jesse M. Morrow
  • Published: Feb 2006
Dear Child

Dear child, if you are reading this
Then you know
I have passed away

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  • Rating: 4.38
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yes this poem touched me because my sister died when she was 19 and she was pregnant but the baby …

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  • by Judd L. Strom
  • Published: Feb 2006
The Red Line

He danced as a buck,
sang as an elder and
beat a drum as long as he was able.

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  • Rating: 4.35

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