Funeral Poem

Separations are difficult, especially from Mom to child.

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I really love this poem. It says everything for me. I lost my mum 40 years ago this Christmas Eve. She was 42 and she passed away from cancer. There is not a day goes by that I don't think...

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We Will Miss You, Dear Mom

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Published: February 2006

I just thought I'd say
I love you and goodbye.
We will miss you dearly.
I promise I won't cry.

I will never forget our talks,
Conversations on the phone.
How happy you were to see me
When I finally came home.

You worried so much about me.
I worried about you too.
I know this is the hardest thing
We've ever had to do.

I know you'll always be with me
Wherever I will go.
No one needs to show me;
I will always know.

I don't know what to do, Mom.
I never thought I'd lose you.
Where I'll go from here
I still haven't got a clue.

I hope you'll watch over me,
Be my guiding light
Giving me the strength I need
To win this endless fight.

You're my guardian angel, Mom,
Sitting on my shoulder,
Whispering your words of wisdom
To use as I get older.

I don't want to say goodbye,
But we'll meet again someday.
We'll pick up where we left off
Before you went away.



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  • Eilleen Kemp by Eilleen Kemp
  • 2 years ago

I really love this poem. It says everything for me. I lost my mum 40 years ago this Christmas Eve. She was 42 and she passed away from cancer. There is not a day goes by that I don't think about her. I was so angry when she died, but I realised that God had a journey for her to travel. She was always there for me. I was 16 years old when she passed. I know one day I will see my beautiful mum again, and when I do, I will hug her and never let go. Just to see her beautiful smile, I wish I could have a moment to tell her how much I love her because I never got to said goodbye. RIP Mum. We will see you soon. Lots of love from your beautiful girls.

  • Khalipha by Khalipha, Johannesburg
  • 4 years ago

My mother passed away on the 13th of Dec 2013. Before that, the thought of her dying always used to reduce me to tears. And I always used to say to her, "Mom if you die, I'm dying with you because I can't imagine life without you." She would just laugh and say, "that's what I used to say to my mom." Even still, when she did die, it was the deepest, heart wrenching pain I had ever experienced in my life. It was a physical, emotional, mental, psychological pain all in one. Every day, I wish I could see her beautiful face again. But life must continue because we too are headed for the grave. We read this poem at her funeral. I love this poem a lot because it reminds me that I am not alone in this pain. bless all those who have lost their mothers.

  • Stephanie Stafford by Stephanie Stafford, Sevierville Tennessee
  • 4 years ago

I lost my mom December 8,2013 two days before her birthday which was December 10,1972 but she got buried on her birthday! That was the hardest thing ever because her birthday is going to be the worst of all now because that's when she was buried! I know how hard it is to lose your mom! Because I did and it's very hard and all I think about is killing myself to be with her But now I think about she wouldn't want me to do that because she wants to see me grow up and be like her. I am a spitting image of her but all of y'all guys that lost their parents I am sorry and all I gotta say is remember the good not the bad! But when you lose the best person in your entire life it's hard not looking back at the best time when you had amazing times with them and amazing talks with them! And when you never said I loved you before it all happened because we were in school at the time!

  • Madison P by Madison P, Mississauga Canada
  • 4 years ago

I like this poem and I lost my mother almost 6 months ago and it was really hard at first. When she passed away it was sudden and when it was okay for me to let out my emotions I went outside and screamed only once but I kind of felt even sadder when I did it but I really miss my mom and I will be turning 19 on the 31st of march and I will commemorate her by having 2 pieces of cake (one for myself and the second is for my mother.)

  • Maria Cortes by Maria Cortes, Erie PA
  • 6 years ago

I know how you feel cause my mom died Friday October 4 2013. I miss her so much and I thought she wouldn't die until her 50's, but she died when she was 30 and I didn't see her until 3 years. So I didn't even say goodbye. The point is, she's in a good place and try to be stong, like me. And I'm only 13

  • Kjs by Kjs
  • 6 years ago

Finding this poem on the eve of what would have been my mother's 70th birthday. Happy Birthday Mom!

  • Mary Ann by Mary Ann, Philippines
  • 6 years ago

I like this poem. This really fits to what I feel until this moment. My mom passed away a month before I turned 18. It really hurts because I didn't even say my goodbye and the worst thing, I didn't even tell her how much I love her when she's still alive. She even promised me that we will celebrate my 18th birthday. But I know God has His purpose of taking my mother's life. I love her so much!

  • Kd by Kd
  • 6 years ago

Today marks the 10 year anniversary since my mom passed suddenly. This poem is simply beautiful. For all of you who have lost your mom, I know every feeling you have. I would love to say it gets better with time, but it doesn't. You simply learn to function with a hole in your heart. The pain and grief will rear it's head without notice, that's ok. Don't let anyone tell you that you have grieved enough and it's time to move on. You will, when the time is right for you.
Nabila, I know your feelings all to dad married a she-devil as well.

  • Annellyse by Annellyse
  • 6 years ago

My mom recently told me she has kidney failure. I am 16. I didn't know what to say. she also has diabetes. I'm so scared to lose her and when I look at her I see her getting weaker. She is my mom and dad so loosing her would be the worst but this poem seemed to comfort me. Thank you!

  • Bradley by Bradley, South Africa
  • 7 years ago

It's under a month since my mum passed on. Reading this poem I can't control myself from crying. I wish I could have at least another few minutes with her.

  • Paula by Paula, Colombia
  • 7 years ago

I lost my mom when I was 15 and I still feel like it was yesterday even though it's been four years... I still cry for her to come back... She was both my mother and my father, she completed my world.
Everyday I miss her more

  • Kevin by Kevin, Canada
  • 7 years ago

I read this at my Mother's funeral and it comforted so many people.

It is such a beautiful poem.

Thank you Mallissa.

  • Leny Sta. Ana by Leny Sta. Ana
  • 8 years ago

Tears were flowing into my cheeks when I read this poem. Memories of losing my mom coming back... I was then at the office when my sister hurried in.. "Neng, hurry up mom is in the emergency room" I rushed outside the office without saying anything... my heart beat so fast! I couldn't be the taxi that takes time so long... could it be my heart beat so fast that I can't hear anything. When we got there I saw them reviving my mom's breath... I was crying then. Could you just stand there watching for your mom's last breath she's fighting I knew it. But I know she can't hold on that much longer... heavens take her away from me. It hurts so much couldn't that selfish one second for mom's goodbye? this poems explained so much how I felt... I miss her so much!

  • Bhuvan by Bhuvan, New Delhi
  • 8 years ago

This poem really made tears roll down my cheeks. It's been more than 18 yrs. since I lost my mom at the age of 21 but still can't forget her last moments. The day before she died, when I bent down to seek her blessings before leaving for an exam, she told me, "Get up child, you always know that my blessings have and will always be with you". I didn't understand the inner meaning of her statement at that moment but the day she breathed her last, knew it. Miss her so much because there had never been a friend like her in my life to date. My feelings for my mom are truly reflected in this poem.

  • Nabila by Nabila, Bangalore
  • 8 years ago

I lost my mum a year ago and feel horrible for the times I have hurt her.. But now I guess as a punishment or don't know what's gods will my dad has married another woman who is the sickest lady who could be born on planet earth. I delivered a baby girl recently and she couldn't stand my father giving his grand daughter love and attention so God knows how she managed to convince dad to throw me out of the house and they both did... The time was 3 a.m and I was shoo'd away with a little baby..
A mother is always a mother ....
A stepmom is just your dads wife!
My mother was an angel and now the devil has taken her place....

  • Christina by Christina
  • 3 years ago

So sorry to hear about your Mum. I lost my mum a week ago, and it hurts knowing I will never feel the warmth of her touch again, It was incredibly priceless.
As for the woman who married your dad, let her go, try not to entertain her in your life. Sounds like she is making you unhappy, sorry to say so your is playing a part in it too.
Be happy with your daughter, to hell with the rest.

  • Earll by Earll
  • 8 years ago

I lost my mom just a month ago. I feel helpless. While I am reading this poem memories of the past flashes right before my eyes... I told myself that this poem speaks the way I feel at this time..

  • Danielle by Danielle, Oh
  • 8 years ago

I lost my mom when I was 15 (I'm 17 now) due to breast cancer she fought for 14 years, but I still have moments and break down so I look up poems like these and they pick me up. So thanks for adding stuff like these, they helps me so much.

  • Aoife Ireland by Aoife Ireland
  • 9 years ago

I lost my mom a few days ago and I'm 16. It was such a shock to my family because she was perfectly healthy and suddenly she was gone. This poem is so touching to me, it really is exactly how I feel. I'm thinking of writing it out and putting it on my moms grave she would really like it.

  • Kenneth Hess by Kenneth Hess, Spokane
  • 9 years ago

Thank You so much for this poem. Today is the 6th anniversary of losing my mom and I am having a hard day. I read this poem and the tears warmed my heart. I miss my mom dearly...but I know I had a great mom to miss. It is hard to put into words some days how you feel when you have lost your mom! You did this perfectly. Thank you for making my day that more special!

  • Danielle by Danielle
  • 10 years ago

I loved this poem. I'm sixteen, I lost my mom in a terrible accident a month before I turned sixteen. she was/is my best friend. the second to last stanza is my favorite, I feel the same always.

  • soujay by soujay
  • 10 years ago

The one who lost her mom, I can understand her feeling and pain. Her dreams of seeing her mum one day will definitely come true. "You must be more stronger". I am also 16.Don't worry everything will be ok. You cannot achieve everything in life. We must tackle the obstacles. Life is not a bed of roses. I do have lots of problems as well. Be patient. God will bring brightness in the dark. Thank you very much for reading this.

  • Bridget Brown by Bridget Brown
  • 10 years ago

I had a stepmom and she was there for me through thick and thin and when her and my dad split up it was hard on me to deal with and it has been 7 or 8 months now and I see her sometimes.

  • Leona by Leona
  • 11 years ago

I liked this poem, I lost my mom just a few months before I was going to turn 16 years old. I loved my mom and I know that I will see her some day and I can't wait till that day. To see her beautiful smile again and to hug her and never want to let go.
I miss her so much. It has being 13 years since I lost my mom.

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