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 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...

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If I Could Hear Her


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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  • by Jennifer Ready Salgado
  • 6 months 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!

  • by Bonnie
  • 2 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.

  • by Danae
  • 4 months 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.

  • by Candace Broughton
  • 11 months 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."

  • by Sharon Westphal
  • 1 year 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.

  • by Nawal R Thompson
  • 1 year 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.

  • by Linda Blair
  • 1 year 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.

  • by Susan Romani
  • 1 year 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.

  • by Tammy Ward
  • 1 year 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • by Tony Krugel
  • 11 months 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...

  • by Susan Romani
  • 1 year 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.

  • by Sandy Radzinski
  • 2 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.

  • by Lisa Burnham
  • 1 year 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. :(

  • by Boriquairis, 255 Sunwood Dr.
  • 2 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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