Grandmother Death Poem

Regret Not Spending More Time With Loved One

Hi, I'm Kirsty. I'm 32 and live in Scotland. I wrote this poem after my gran passed away suddenly. This poem expresses how I felt and how guilt can play a big part during grief and how you should appreciate the people you love while you still can.

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As the eldest great-grandchild, my 19 year old daughter was asked to speak on behalf of all 13 great grandchildren at my grandmother's funeral. This poem resonated with her as many of the...

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Another Day

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Published: May 12, 2019

Life gets very busy.
Things get in the way.
Do I have time to visit?
I'll go another day.

There's no sense of urgency.
You think you still have time
To go again another day.
You tell yourself it's fine.

Until you realize you're too late.
Another day won't come.
The truth too hard to contemplate.
The past can't be undone.

Your heart, it aches for all the times
You never got to see
This person you loved so much,
But you were never free.

You'll never hear their voice again
Or look into their eyes.
People will say it's for the best
But to you it feels like a lie.

Your loved one is at peace now
With the ones they had lost.
You have to make peace somehow
With this devastating loss.

Stop thinking it will all be fine
Or that you don't have time today,
For all you know, you won't have time
To go another day.

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  • Toni by Toni
  • 9 months ago

As the eldest great-grandchild, my 19 year old daughter was asked to speak on behalf of all 13 great grandchildren at my grandmother's funeral.

This poem resonated with her as many of the grandchildren and great grandchildren had said over the past few weeks, how they wished they had made more of an effort to see their granny before it was too late.

Thank you for sharing this poem. It is beautiful and something that I am sure touches many during a time of sadness and remembrance.

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