Daughter Death Poem

Poem About Daughter Comforting Mother

My daughter, Alishia Vaughan, died March 2008 when the wind blew a tree onto the vehicle she was riding in. I had been truly blessed to have my daughter as my best friend. Then God decided she was to come home at the age of 20. The poem came to me late one night. I believe she was trying to tell me this.

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I lost my oldest daughter, Melissa Lynn Boylen Pettit, May 29, 2018, to ALS (Lou Gehrig disease). She was 46, a mother to two sons, and a grandmother to two. I continue to grieve today as I...

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If I Could Hear Her

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Published: November 2013

I see your teardrops falling.
I hear you cry my name.
I know you cannot see me,
but I hold you just the same.

I watch as you lie abed
as restless as can be.
I hear your whispered words
as you pray for dreams of me.

Every day for you is painful.
Each breath, each step you take,
but as the wise mom, I know
a future you will make.

I envelope you in my love
as for me you used to do.
It's hard to see you in such pain.
Forever the strong one's been you.

Although our lives' journeys
have bid us to be apart,
I am with you, you are with me,
always in our hearts.



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  • Constance Ntsoane by Constance Ntsoane
  • 2 months ago

I lost my daughter on the 21/07/2019. She died by suicide. It's difficult for me, and everyone in my family expects me to be strong. I am falling apart and I don't have strength to raise the other two kids. Sad and angry at the same time.

  • Sharon Moncrief by Sharon Moncrief
  • 1 month ago

Oh Constance, know how tender and sweet she was and is. I lost my daughter in January of this year, after thirty plus years of juvenile diabetes and twenty plus years of dialysis. She lost her leg, eyesight, and mobility after a kidney and pancreas transplant. The surgeries and infections finally became too much and she chose to stop dialysis. In all of those years we knew she could die at any time. She lived in hospital or dialysis units with every holiday, birthday etc. except for one or two, so we stayed there with her.

Knowing she could go at any moment, I was never ready. My only son is a recovering addict, so you can imagine. Both of my children would never hurt a soul. I can only tell you that I will remember you. I will beg heaven to carry you and keep you and heal your brokenness. The misery of the ifs and shoulds you, your children and husband do not deserve. The one thing that helps me go on is knowing I had her in my life for a while. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Elizabeth Machaka by Elizabeth Machaka
  • 4 months ago

I feel your pain. I lost my beautiful 20-year-old daughter. I had her when I was only 16 years old. I grew up with her. She was my everything, a pure soul who had lots of love for everyone, including her enemies. It's been 2 months and 1 week since we lost her. She was working at OR Tambo International Airport. She died from poisoning in a jealous act. A colleague who she loved and trusted killed my daughter, my best friend. The painful thing is we couldn't open a case against her. She and her boyfriend were supposed to get married soon. I'm so, so sorry, son, but know that you'll always be a big part of this little family of ours.

  • Fern Boylen by Fern Boylen
  • 7 months ago

I lost my oldest daughter, Melissa Lynn Boylen Pettit, May 29, 2018, to ALS (Lou Gehrig disease). She was 46, a mother to two sons, and a grandmother to two. I continue to grieve today as I did the day she went away. The devastation is crushing. I'm a broken mother. Mine and my family's lives have forever changed. Some days I'm not sure I'm going to make it one more day without her. I know my Melissa wouldn't want me to feel as I do, but I cannot seem to help myself. She was unable to even tell us that she loved us before she died as ALS robs them of voice and movement of any kind but leaves them with a clear mind. I miss her voice. My Little Red Headed Irish Girl, I miss everything about you! I pray that I will see you again, my baby girl...

  • Shirley by Shirley
  • 8 months ago

I understand and feel your loss. I am sincerely sorry. My beautiful daughter left me 7 months ago tomorrow. She was 26 years old when the cancer spread from breast to spine, attacking the brain. The nightmare of seeing her terminally ill for 8 months was paralyzing. I get asked how are you doing, and I don't know how to answer that question without getting upset because I am heartbroken.

  • Toni Serviss by Toni Serviss
  • 8 months ago

I feel the pain also. I lost my youngest daughter, 33 years old, on October 27, 2017. She passed from an overdose. My heart aches for her every day. I pray for comfort for all of us who have lost one of our children.

  • Tania Gill by Tania Gill
  • 9 months ago

My daughter gained her wings earlier today after a car accident. She was the light in my life and the spring in my step, and she would be watching and worrying about me, so I have to soldier on and live my life to the fullest so she won't worry and can enjoy her afterlife.

  • Jennifer Ready Salgado by Jennifer Ready Salgado
  • 1 year ago

My only daughter was 24 when she died and just 10 days out of a court ordered substance abuse program. Although she dabbled in drugs, it was mental illness that needed to be treated but never was. We lost her on 12/31/16. She left behind 4 children, which my husband and I have. Although I cry less, the pain is just as heavy if not more. The children really miss her and are suffering greatly. Even the four-year-old still asks when she's coming back. I have so much to tell her, but she's not here. I wouldn't wish this pain on a soul. GOD is with us, and that helps. Bless you all!

  • Bonnie by Bonnie
  • 11 months ago

I, too, know and share the unimaginable heartache and pain of losing my only daughter, my best friend, confidant, and go-to girl. My daughter was 34 years old when she passed away less than a year ago. She left her two most valuable treasures behind, her two young sons, who miss her so deeply. I miss my daughter beyond words. I will never understand why she had to go so soon. There is not one minute of one single day or sleepless night that she is not on my mind. This is a journey I would have never imagined being on. I do not wish this pain upon anyone. Prayers and blessings to all.

  • Danae by Danae
  • 1 year ago

I feel your pain. On 09/06/17 my daughter passed away due to her drug addiction. She was 23 at the time of her passing and left behind a little girl who is now 5 . She misses her mommy so much, and so do I. There isn't a minute of the day that I don't think of her. I sit and wish I could have helped her more with her addiction. She just wasn't ready.

  • Candace Broughton by Candace Broughton
  • 1 year ago

I have been looking for a place to share my grief. How often have we heard, "When a loved one dies, holidays are difficult"? I would not disagree, but what to do? I cannot stop crying. Our daughter died from cancer on October 17, 2017, when she was 34. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer 12 years ago. She was 22 then and had just finished college and was starting graduate school. Her death came as a shock, although on some level it was expected...just not so soon! I would never say we had "gotten used to it," but we told ourselves it had become a "chronic condition." What was left unsaid was that even people with chronic conditions die. But then this is true for everyone. She had experienced several down-turns but had always bounced back...more or less. This time the cancer had spread to her lungs. After all her treatments, surgeries, scans, biopsies, stents...her poor little body just couldn't take any more. She never complained. She never said, "Stop."

  • Brenda Dyer by Brenda Dyer
  • 9 months ago

I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I have just lost my daughter to cancer, which started in her breast then traveled to her spine, liver, and brain. She was diagnosed in November 2016 and died on New Year's Eve 2018. We are now arranging her funeral. I am finding it very difficult to even get out of bed in the morning as I feel I have no purpose anymore. I am heartbroken and devastated. I feel as though I cannot go on anymore. I don't know where to turn for help. She, too, was very brave and never said why me or complained about her pain. She just seemed to accept it and worried more about how other people felt.

  • Sharon Westphal by Sharon Westphal
  • 2 years ago

I just lost my daughter 5 days ago and saw this poem and broke down. It sounded like what my beautiful angel Jessie would have said. She was 39 and left a son of 15 behind. The poem warmed my soul. I'm so sorry for your loss. Jess was my world, my heart, soul, best friend.

  • Nawal R Thompson by Nawal R Thompson
  • 2 years ago

I am very strong single mom of 4 with no relatives near. Lost my Diana (oldest) when she was a week shy from her 25th bday 8 years. Ejected from a car. I cry every day. Cannot help grieving. She sees me sad, and I know she wants me strong again for her siblings. Praying for strength.

  • Linda Blair by Linda Blair
  • 2 years ago

I feel the pain that you do. I lost my only daughter, Jennifer Storie, April 19, 2016. She had been a drug addict on and off for almost 20 years. We are raising three of her children since they were born. But unfortunately, because of age and health issues, the last child she had April 23, 2015, was put up for adoption. We tried everything to help her, but she didn't want it. I miss her every day. She left behind three younger brothers who loved her and grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved her very much. Her children, a son, 13, and two daughters, 12 and 10, never got the chance to meet her by her choice. They miss the mother that brought them into this world. I tell them all the good things about their mom. Not looking forward to next month.

  • Susan Romani by Susan Romani
  • 2 years ago

I lost my daughter Jaqueline on February 9, 2016. I was 18 when I had her and we grew up together. She leaves behind a little brother, 11 years old. I am one month away from a one year anniversary of her death. There is no way to escape the pain and loss of a child. She was my only daughter; she was 26. She was an addict. I can't help but to look back every day and think what I could have done different. She was the breath that I breathe and now my breath is gone. For everybody else, they move on. As a mother I'm frozen in place. I've done the unthinkable. I did her makeup her hair and her finger nails along with performing her eulogy for her funeral. I have one regret and that is that I did not carry her casket. That should have been mine to do, too. How is it that I still breathe when it is like I can take no more breath for the pain in my heart is so extreme that sometimes breathing is not an option? I take comfort knowing I'm not alone. There are others like me, daughterless.

  • Bonnie by Bonnie
  • 8 months ago

I feel your pain so intensely! Next month will be the 1 year anniversary of my sweet daughter going to heaven! My only daughter, I miss her beyond words! Her name is Sarah! It is so important to always say our girls' names! God Bless all. I am keeping all of you and all of our beautiful angel girls in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Tammy Ward by Tammy Ward
  • 2 years ago

Today marks 2 months that I lost my daughter. She was 26 and my only daughter. She was my heart. She left behind 2 brothers she was very close to. They are 21 and 7 years old. I can truely say I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for anyone going through this pain. Addiction is a horrible, devastating disease. I cry every day for her. The pain and void in my heart is still there, but I can honestly say God has helped me through this pain. She passed right before Thanksgiving. Then it was my anniversary and then Christmas and now my birthday, all in 2 month's time. A lot of firsts without her in a very short time. God has been my strength to get through this and still be a parent for her brothers.

  • Sherryl Siriwardene by Sherryl Siriwardene
  • 2 years ago

I lost my only child, a daughter 29 years, on the 2nd February 2011 to a brain aneurysm. My life is not the same since then. Michelle was a wonderful person who loved life. She left behind a husband of three months. She gave love and asked for nothing. I keep asking God why he did this to me.

  • Diana Chew by Diana Chew
  • 2 years ago

I lost my daughter Dottie on May 19th of this year. Dottie was 29 years old. Dottie was my heart. I can barely function for missing her. Dottie was everything good. She gave her love and asked for nothing in return but to be loved. I can't take living without her.

  • Tony Krugel by Tony Krugel
  • 1 year ago

We lost our daughter 10 years ago at the age of 32 due to Pancreatitis. She was not married, so we have nothing left from her to lavish our love on. The passage of time has made us more acceptant, but our tears of today are still as fresh as they were 10 years ago...

  • Susan Romani by Susan Romani
  • 2 years ago

Take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. We are connected. Even though you don’t know me, I am out here walking down the same road that you are walking. I am but a few steps ahead of you.

  • Sandy Radzinski by Sandy Radzinski
  • 3 years ago

I just lost my only daughter, Lisa, on August 9, 2016, at the age of 36. She was an addict for the last 20 years and her body finally gave out. I have tried to help her as much as any mother could, but she made her decision a long time ago. She leaves behind a beautiful daughter, Lennie, whom I am helping to raise along with her father.

Love your children unconditionally because you never know what is around the corner.

  • Lisa Burnham by Lisa Burnham
  • 2 years ago

I also lost my Daughter (and only child) to this horrible disease. She was 23. It will be 4 years January 2017. She left behind a son who I have been raising since he was 6 weeks old. She was my everything, and I miss her every day. The pain never goes away. You just learn how to deal with it day by day. My thoughts are with you as you spend your first holiday season without her. :(

  • Boriquairis by Boriquairis, 255 Sunwood Dr.
  • 3 years ago

I'm sorry for your loss, but I can feel your pain. I lost my Amy on March 4, 2016, for the same problem. She was only 37 year's old.

Five years after she started the addiction her life when downhill. I tried everything in my power to help her out. November 2016 she got out from the rehabilitation center, and it never went through my mind that she would be with me for only 4 more months. It's the worst nightmare I've been living. She left behind the only child she had, a daughter, who is living with me. My heart is with you. God bless.

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