Daughter Death Poem

Poem A Year After Daughter's Death

In memory of my beautifull daughter Toyah Marie Main, also her dad and her beloved Paul

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My 9 year old daughter went to heaven just one and half months ago on May 26, 2017, after battling with leukemia. She was an angel. I miss her every moment. Wish I could hug her tight once...

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A Mother's Memories Of Her Daughter


Published: November 2007

A year has passed since you left us
A year of sadness and pain
A year of wishing we had the chance to bring us all back together again

They say time is a healer
In time the pain becomes easier to bear
But the pain we feel in our hearts is still, and always will be there

You're up in heaven now
Up there with your dad and Paul
Up with the angels
Away from it all

You left us your ray of sunshine
A little one to have and hold
A beautiful girl called Tierney
With hair so soft and gold
Your face we see in her daily
A reminder of how beautiful you were
Her smile her warmth her charisma
Is everything of you we see in her



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  • Sangeeta Nandi by Sangeeta Nandi
  • 2 years ago

My 9 year old daughter went to heaven just one and half months ago on May 26, 2017, after battling with leukemia. She was an angel. I miss her every moment. Wish I could hug her tight once more. Why did God take her away from me? Will she come back to me again?

  • Ruby by Ruby, NSW Australia
  • 5 years ago

My precious daughter passed at 14 months from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
I read her a story, kissed her closed eyes and put her to bed not knowing I would never see those beautiful blue eyes open again.
It has been almost a year and the pain is as raw as it was then, I wake most mornings in tears as I remember she isn't here anymore though I still read her a bedtime story every night. Thanks for letting me share my story here among grieving parents who understand the pain.

  • Melbourne Australia by Melbourne Australia
  • 5 years ago

I have read every message from other mothers & my heart goes out to all. My daughter, Jodie Michelle was murdered on her way home from work 2 weeks after her 18th birthday. I was and I am still heartbroken.
She was my only daughter and I feel I never got justice to its full extent. He was given 20 years but was released after 15 years because he pleaded guilty (thus saving taxpayers money!) Since his release in 2006 I have just prayed he never has the opportunity to attack another innocent young lady. Today is her 41st birthday I just hate these special days without her and I always wonder "what if" - like would she be happily married and how many children would she have? The 19th July is another day I hate, just having to admit another year has come since she left us. I am always being told I should be over it by now, but that will never happen. There are so many memories I prefer to think of. Thank you for the opportunity of sharing.
Kind regards,
Cherie Datson

  • Lois Green by Lois Green, Newberg Oregon
  • 5 years ago

My Daughter Brittany Elizabeth Green , was only 18 when she was taken from us. She was walking to catch the bus when a woman high on prescription drugs, decided to get behind the wheel of a car and go on a rampage. She ran my daughter and two other boys down. One boy died on the scene the other survived but is messed up for life. My Daughter, Brittany died hours later in the same town she was born in. I miss her every day. She died Sept 22 2010. She had a beautiful future ahead of her. I will never kiss or hug her again. I will never see her marry and have her own daughter. I am still suffering from the effects of her death. I feel as if no one knows how I feel or can understand my pain. I love you always and forever baby girl. Love you Brittany . love mom

  • Gauteng South Africa by Gauteng South Africa
  • 5 years ago

It is nearly a year that my beautiful daughter Louanne passed away. It will be a year on the 9th April. Not a day goes by that I don't shed a tear. My life has changed you are never the same. You carry this pain everyday. People who say the pain will go away don't know what they are talking about. On the 28 of March will be Louanne's birthday she would be 37 years old. I love you my child and I miss you so much. Everyday I ask why did God take you? Someone so kind and lovable. I miss you Louanne so much.

  • Grace by Grace, Kailua Kona Hi
  • 5 years ago

I hear you all and know you know this feeling and the reality that life has changed forever. Who we were... we are not. My only child, my "go to person", my daughter died February 2011. The Valentine balloon was attached to her bed... she said it would be OK the doctor had a new pill she would be well again, then in 2 days everything went wrong and breast cancer took over. She was 48 years old leaving a 13 and 15 year old who now are motherless. No child should be without his /her mother and no mother should be taken from their children nor should a mother ever loose her child. We who have lost a child are bound by love...a love so deep that we can only feel it and know it runs deeper and deeper with time..
We know this deep love because we were called to walk this path...a path we never wanted to walk. We are united as one...one in love for with love we can feel our own child's presence. I love knowing all of you are there for we are not alone...on this journey...we have each other. It is such a different life...we are learning to grow in ways we didn't even think about in our old life. We are brought together because we know what it is like to loose a child.

  • Las Cruces by Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • 5 years ago

I'm so sorry for all the losses that you all have experienced, my daughter was 24 years old when she passed away from an overdose of heroin, I am changed forever. I miss her with all my heart and soul, I have one other child he is 7, He misses her so much, she was the most beautiful young lady I have ever met and I can't wait until I get my chance to go to where she is. I'm not scared of anything anymore..

  • Glenda by Glenda, Riverside
  • 6 years ago

Lost my only daughter Dena, December 29, 2012 of lung cancer. Needless to say my heart breaks everyday, not only for her but for my 3 grandkids. The pain will never go away and there are days I find it unbearable so much so that I don't care if I live or die, the pain hurts so much. I know I have to go on and be there for my grandkids so I push myself to get through the day. Life to me is so not fair. She should be here with her kids.

  • Donna by Donna, Alberta
  • 6 years ago

On July 27 2013 My daughter Aimie and 5 other kids ages 13 to 17 was killed in a car accident. My daughter Aimie was 14. She always brought a smile to everyone, loving and had a big heart for her family. We miss her so much and nothing makes sense. Nobody wants to answer our questions sometimes we feel so alone how could this happen, why did it happen. But I know God has 6 angels.

  • Marian Malloy by Marian Malloy, Mt. Vernon
  • 6 years ago

I lost my daughter MaShelle Latrese November 30,1966. Every year the pain comes like it was only yesterday. MaShelle was 3 months 7 days old. She was full of life with a cheerful smile. I still cry wondering what my life would've been like if she was here. They've said it SIDS. A broken heart is here forever. I miss her so much but I know that God knows best.

  • Cynthia Mobley by Cynthia Mobley
  • 6 years ago

I lost my daughter in 1998; she was 32 years old. Her boyfriend shot her in her bedroom. She left behind seven small children the youngest was six. A year and a half after her death, I lost another daughter who was sick. She left behind three small children the youngest of whom was eight. I had to raise all ten children and it was an honor to raise my daughter's children. There is not a day that passes that I don't think about them. But I thank God for the beautiful grandchildren who are in my life. They are all grown now. I am blessed with 19 grand's and 23 great-grand's at the age of 62.

  • Barbara by Barbara, Shepherdsville
  • 6 years ago

I too am touched by the stories shared on this website. There are no words to describe the never ending pain and longing that comes with losing a child and it is certainly a club that no parent wants to be a member of. On November 29, 2011 we lost our beautiful 33 year old daughter Laura who died from undetected bacterial pneumonia that went septic. She was our joy and she left the joy and love of her life, her precious 4 year old son, who she loved more than life itself. We are blessed to have the privilege of raising this little boy who is so much like his Mommy. The only true comfort and peace I have found come from God.

  • Gloria Torres by Gloria Torres
  • 6 years ago

Three months ago my beautiful 24 year old daughter passed away in a horrible car accident. She was the passenger and was ejected out the car. Today, I face my fears and pain along side her beautiful 5 year old daughter Shaki. I'm blessed for so many reasons but most of all that I have my granddaughter who reminds me of my daughter every second of the day.

  • Shanice by Shanice, Wllingborough
  • 7 years ago

I was 15 when I lost my daughter she was only a year old. It's hard to cope when all you think about is what if and it puts me through pain to wonder what actually happened my daughter was called Charlene and how I get by is I talk to my friends and teachers who are very supportive and I can trust.

  • Tracy by Tracy, Pittsburgh
  • 7 years ago

I am touched by many of the poems on this site. I lost my oldest daughter at age 3. Tomorrow is the 26th anniversary of the worst day of my life. Everyone told me time will heal the pain, but it doesn't. The pain is always there, Just got to learn to deal with it and go on. Leanna suffered from cystic fibrosis. I been blessed with 6 more healthy children but doesn't make the pain in my heart and life any better. They did keep me strong to go on. I can honestly say I have cried tears everyday for the last 26 years. Sometimes it helps to get through the day when you talk to someone who understands and feels what you are feeling from your loss.

  • Bonnie Matson by Bonnie Matson, Washington PA
  • 7 years ago

We lost our 15 year old daughter, Britney, to suicide, on November 28th 2011. You always hear stories but never think that it could happen to your family. I think about her everyday and how her life was just beginning and how much she missed out on. It bothers me that as I look back, the signs were there but we missed them. The only advice I would give to anyone with children..listen..they have a lot to say and maybe they don't exactly know how to say it, but just be for them.

  • Jeanne Herman by Jeanne Herman, Florida
  • 7 years ago

I lost my daughter Jenni (26) in May of this year, she also left behind a child his name is Tristan, we were planning her wedding in Nov. You go from planning a wedding to planning a funeral. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of my angel. I am very thankful that my last words to her were I love you and will talk to you tomorrow. Tomorrow never came for us but we will meet again someday.

  • Mavis Nuttall by Mavis Nuttall, England
  • 7 years ago

I used to have a husband and 4 lovely children!
Now I have lost half my family. I lost a beautiful granddaughter first ( she was about to be married at 23 years old.) That was 2003, Then My beloved husband after 58 happy years of marriage, he died in 2004, from Bowel Cancer. Next was my eldest son from Motor neuron disease in 2005. Now my lovely eldest daughter has gone to join them in 2011 she had lung cancer. I think of them every day and miss them so much. My only comfort is that I know we shall meet again one day!

  • Gail Hopkinson by Gail Hopkinson
  • 7 years ago

Our beautiful daughter Emma passed away on the 8th of November 2011. Her first birthday away from home is coming up on the 15th of April she would have been 33 years old. Emma suffered so much in 4 years she had ovarian cancer but she never complained and always had the most beautiful of smiles on her face. We miss her so much and feel our hearts will hurt forever but we know that one day we will all be together again. I know her grandad will be looking after her.

  • Debbie by Debbie, NC
  • 7 years ago

I have lost my two oldest children. They were twins. Born in April 1975. They had a lot of health issues all their lives. Crystal the oldest by 11 mins. passed away Oct. 1, 2009 and Christina passed away Dec 12, 2011. I sure miss them a lot.

  • Linda by Linda
  • 8 years ago

I lost my daughter Melissa, age 32 years in Feb this year. She left behind my grandbaby Davin who is 3 years old. Every night, he says goodnight Mommy in Heaven. I know what you are all going through. The pain is unbearable, but you have to smile and carry on for the little ones. You have to have turkey on thanksgiving, you must get that Christmas tree. It's so, so very hard. I will never, ever get over losing my Melis, ever but I have her son to love. She left me a part of herself, thanks be to God for that. RIP My darling daughter. I love you.

  • Lynette by Lynette, NC
  • 8 years ago

This poem touched me because I lost my daughter two years ago her name was Taleicia Williams she was 11. She passed from the h1n1 shot. There's not a day that goes by that I wish I had more time with her. There was so much we were going to do together. Now she's gone, I lost a part of me that will never be healed

  • Tina-Marie by Tina-Marie, NC
  • 8 years ago

This poem warms my heart because, I lost my daughter 1 year, 2 months, 15 days. Her name was Ashleigh, she was 16 years old and passed suddenly in her sleep. She was four years in remission and the doctor's could only tell us that she came into contact with an infection. She was 9 years old when she was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia/lymphoma, at 12 she had a cord-blood transplant, at 16 she was in remission for four years and enrolled in an early-college program. She would be graduating this year with an AAS and wanted to become a Nurse. It hurts to know that her little sister, Baleigh who is now 3, will never know her older sister but takes my breath away when she closely resembles her. The pain still remains but I know she is in a better place surrounded by family and friends. I love your poem.

  • Anita by Anita, GA
  • 8 years ago

Kristy was 20 when she was killed in a car accident June 3, 2005. Like some of you, she left me a little angel here on heaven. Chase was 8 months when his "other" mommy died. That is what he calls her now. I have never quit missing her, and the pain is with me daily. I have to keep going every day because I am now mommy to Chase. The pain of losing my little girl never leaves, and the joy of raising Chase never leaves so it is bittersweet. I will be at his Kindergarten graduation in a few weeks, and will be grieving because Kristy isn't on earth to celebrate with me, but rejoicing because I am here to celebrate with Chase. Martha, I would love to hear your song.

  • Rita Martin by Rita Martin, Irl
  • 8 years ago

My beautiful 22 year old daughter was killed in a car accident nearly a year ago she was a passenger. she was my only girl and like a sister and my best friend to me, I miss her so much words cant describe it, I cry every day and can't wait till god calls me to. I need a poem for the first anniversary thank you.

  • Martha Mckay by Martha Mckay, Georgia
  • 9 years ago

My baby girl was 18 when she died in a car accident. Her name was Amy Sue McKay Walker, she also had a daughter when she died. Amy was our only daughter and the baby of my family, she died on March 2nd on a Saturday in the morning of 2002. The pain never goes away and there is never a day I don't want to put my arms around her just one more time. I wrote a song about her if anyone would like to see the words.

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