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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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.

I can't stand to see him suffer,
I pray his pain would go away.
His …

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This touched me so much. They could easily be my words written down. My dad doesn't have cancer but another terminal illness called MND. I hope you're doing okay.

  • by Lori Daoust
  • Published: 4/25/2012
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.

We all knew there would come …

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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 just didn't know how to deal with it but reading the poems has helped me a lot thank you xxx


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,
to stroll across the streets of …

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Kathy, Your words are profound. The emotion that your poem evokes has resulted in a remarkable transformation for me. I have searched for days just how I would support my dearest friend while she …

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  • by Katie L. Ruggiero
  • Published: 2/15/2006
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 …

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This poem is amazing. It touched my heart in so many ways. It reminds me of my mother and sister.. I miss them very dearly, and we never got to say goodbye.. But we still remember her because she …

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  • by Glorimar Fontanez
  • Published: 2/15/2006
The Strength Of One Woman

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
they'll tell you the same, she …

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My older sister has always been there for me! When I needed to talk, she always had the answer. And said I Love You no matter what! No one has the answer to cancer, Why do you have to leave me? There …

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  • by Sarah R. Gamache
  • Published: 2/15/2006
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.
A stubborn man my Grandpa was,
but still I gave him …

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  • by Jesse M. Morrow
  • Published: 2/15/2006
Poem For Child To Be Read After Mom Passes Away, Dear Child

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

Dear child, please forgive me
For there are so many things
I wanted to say

Dear child, I should have …

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yes this poem touched me because my sister died when she was 19 and she was pregnant but the baby lived and that is why it touched me.. REALLY GREAT POEM.

  • by Judd L. Strom
  • Published: 2/15/2006
The Red Line

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

He is proud of his red skin
that now looks as though
it has been stripped from his bones
and …

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  • by Alexandria Wall
  • Published: 2/15/2006
Don't Give Up

When I looked into your eyes
I saw you looking straight back at me.

As we stared into each others eyes it was like some how, some way we were thinking the same thing.

I was …

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