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,
to stroll across the streets of gold where other angels roam....

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Kathy, words cannot express how deeply touched I am by these beautiful words. My Mom is in her last hours of earthly life as I sit with her and wait for her transition to heaven. My heartfelt...

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  • By Lori Daoust
  • Published: April 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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Thank you - you have put into words what we could not. My 6 year old son read this and turned around and said "this is what happened to Grandma isn't it daddy?"

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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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I found this to be a very beautiful poem. My Mother has Lymphoma, but it's not in a stage yet. It's not aggressive, but it's still very scary to think that one day it could become that way....

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Poem Of A Dying Mother's Message To Family
  • By Sherry L. DeBarge
  • Published: February 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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Thank you for sharing this. This in someway gave me an insight of what my mum went through when she was in the last stages of dying. there were many things I didn't understand in my mothers...

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  • By Katie L. Ruggiero
  • Published: February 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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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...

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The Strength Of One Woman
  • By Glorimar Fontanez
  • Published: February 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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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...

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Poem About Death And How Indiscrimately It Chooses Its Next Soul
  • By Wallii M
  • Published: April 6, 2015
Death

Death...I know you're always with us,
Wandering discretely in the background.
Watching...waiting...biding your time,
Ignored, for you make no sound.

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This poem speaks to me in ways I cannot explain. All I can say is that I have been through a lot for a teenager, and as my life spirals downwards, I am willing to accept Death with open arms.

  • By Sarah R. Gamache
  • Published: February 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 from Dying Grandmother To Grandson
  • By Pali Munasinghe
  • Published: March 2012
My Little One

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

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  • By Noelle S. LeBlanc
  • Published: February 2006
Deepest Love

Ever since the day I saw you,
when I first opened my eyes.
I knew that you would love me,
through all the friends and the guys....

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I have lost my boyfriend on January 27, 2010. His name was Max, he had a tumor in his head. When the doctors discovered the tumor, it was to late to get it out or at least that's what his mom...

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