Dying Poem

Poem About Caring For A Dying Loved One

My mother was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in late March 2017. Over the next 8 weeks we saw the woman who had raised us so well, who had loved us and cared for us and would do anything for us, slowly fade away before our eyes. We cared for her every day during her illness. Sometimes wanting to run away from the responsibility and sorrow, but we stood by her and cared for her just like she did for us...

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Fading Away

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Published: May 7, 2018

Fading away, vibrant color to hue.
Fading away, disappearing from view.
Heartbreaking symptoms, watched by heartbroken eyes.
A face filled with sorrow, a chest full of sighs.

A daughter's duty, a mother's smile.
If only she could stay a while.
Counting every minute while wishing them away.
Too painful to watch every day.

Faking a smile to lift and make fun,
While stomach churns with what's to come.
Making the most of time slipping by,
Trying so hard not to give in and cry.

Now caring for her as she did for them,
Not only a mother but also a friend.
A lifetime of love from a mother received,
Repaid by grateful daughters in her time of need.

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