Mother Death Poem

Deceased Mother Poem

I lost my mum over 3 months ago. She went into hospital with a pain. Doctors still don't know what killed her. We refused a post mortem as it wouldn't bring her back. My mum ended up in intensive care following being put on life support, sedation and a paralysis drug. She went into chronic respiratory disorder then multi organ failure. I never got to say goodbye or tell her how much I loved her.

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Last Fight

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Published: March 2011

A face that is always on my mind,
A smile I have seen a million times.
Two eyes that would light up the sky at night,
One last battle you could not fight.
The day was long, then night, then morn.
I knew that soon you would be gone.
I clasped your hand so warm in mine.
Soon we would be out of time.
To stay with us you fought so hard.
A million pieces went my heart.
Now a photo I look at to see your smile,
I keep your number on my speed dial,
A video I watch to hear your voice,
This I do.... I have no choice.
But great memories I will always keep with me.
Your love in my heart for eternity.
I never got to say goodbye,
To understand why, I can but try,
Waiting in heaven from this moment on,
'Till God asks you to bring me home....

I love you, Mum xxx

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  • by Emma H
  • 1 year ago

My beautiful mum passed nearly 12 months ago. At the time, I just couldn't put any words together to say thank you, but better late than never. I just wanted to let the poet of this beautiful poem know that I will be forever grateful for these words. I really wanted to read a poem at the end of my eulogy and was so lucky and blessed to have found this the day before the funeral. I managed to stand strong and read it out without stumbling over my words, and now my daughter has that sheet of paper with this poem up in her room.
This poem will forever stay close to my heart. How I wish the pain would get easier, but I know it won't, but what I do know is that as time passes you do learn how to cope. My thoughts are with every single one of you who have lost your mum. It is something you can never prepare yourself for. Thank you.

  • by Izuagie Emmanuel
  • 1 year ago

It was a cold evening on the 21st day of March, 2014 (Sunday). This is a story that will always be in my heart. My mum went to church in a good condition. After church she called my elder brother because he had something to tell him. She told my brother not be afraid of whatever happens. My brother smiled and said, "Mama, nothing will happen to you, OK?" She nodded her head, not knowing the time to say goodbye had come. It was 10pm. I was already sleeping when my kid brother knocked at my door aggressively, shouting "Mama is going." I was reluctant because this was the woman I left a few minutes ago. Getting there, the condition was worse. We rushed her to the hospital, but before getting there she passed on. That was how I became motherless. May her kind soul rest in peace!

  • by Jennifer
  • 2 years ago

"Now a photo I look at to see your smile,
I keep your number on my speed dial,
A video I watch to hear your voice,
This I do.... I have no choice."

I did this for so long. Someone else has her number and I cannot find the mother's day of '92 video. I lost my mom to a heart attack. We found her body on August 9, 2008, my brother's birthday. My sun has stopped shining since then.

  • by Tracy Cullen
  • 2 years ago

My mum passed away on 1/7/15 after a short battle with bladder cancer. I had been with her all day, at the hospital and I left the hospital at 2pm as she was stable and I had to get home for the children getting in from school. I had a phone call at 4pm asking me to get to the hospital as quick as I could, I got there at 16:50 to learn that my mam had passed away at 16:45, so I didn't get there in time and I still haven't forgiven myself for not being there when it mattered most. The hospital said, I was there when it mattered, I still don't feel like I was. The hospital staff looked after my mam and my family very well. I can completely relate to this poem. I am in tears as I'm writing this, so I apologize for any spelling mistakes.

  • by Mary Anne S.
  • 1 year ago

My mother died five hours ago from congestive heart failure. Dementia was with her, but she remembered her family. I'm looking for comfortable words and came upon this blog. During this last of many hospital stays, I was with her all the time. The one night I didn't spend the night was the night she passed away. When I received the call from the hospital at 4:25 am, I was expecting an update, not a death announcement. Where do I go first, the church, the funeral home? I'm choosing hymns for the funeral, also weeping as I type this. I wish I had been with my mom.

  • by Chris Gill
  • 2 years ago

I lost my mother and father when I was five and six, now I am 15 and it has been a rough 9 years in my life. My mom was everything to me, she was my world, my life, the most beautiful thing in the world to me. When she died I thought, why would God do this, why would I believe in someone that would do this to me and make me feel this pain. If you're looking for the answer to that, tell me when you find out. I would go through hell and back to see you for a split second one more time, but I know I can't do that.

  • by Jen
  • 2 years ago

Hi honey. I just wanted to take the time to write to u because I too lost my Mom at the same age as you..and my Father might as well have died because he left at around the same time Mom was leaving this world all together..but this isn't about me, this is for YOU. I'm here to tell you that you will ALWAYS miss your Momma. That also, every time you think of her, she is with you. You think you've lost her and you may have physically..but she's still around and you can still have all that love for her..you just have to give it to her differently..and pay attention honey! Don't miss little signs of her love to you! -we often don't see them because we are busy and live hectic crazy lives, but it's said, that a loved one that has come to visit will often leave a sign that they were there..sometimes they'll leave pennies! I'm not saying you'll see or EVER find one, and even if you don't, a mother's love is strong. So strong, that even in death, it does not die.

  • by Chrystal Wynn
  • 2 years ago

I just lost my mom Feb 245th 2016. I'm a total wreck. I miss her so much already, and my heart is empty right now. I knew it would be hard. I thought she would be here longer. I have no more family left - my brother has passed and I never knew my father. I just feel so lost.

  • by Mona
  • 2 years ago

I'm so sorry. It's hard, I have lost both my parents and the pain is immense, but please try to hold on to memories of happier times. Don't grieve, she has gone, be thankful that she was!

Hope it gets a little easier.

  • by Louis Hoang
  • 3 years ago

I lost my mother 2 weeks ago today. I buried myself in the preparation of her funeral services, which were all complete as she was buried 5 days ago. She was gone after sessions of respiratory problems. She was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure but she was having breathing issues more than heart issues. We were luckier than you because we knew the time was coming. She was all alert and sharp until the end. All of us, her 13 children were present and able to spend some individual time with her. Even most of her 21 grandchildren were able to say goodbye to her. She passed away at her home, after everyone has gone to his or her home. She was 84.
I will need time to cope with her no longer being here with us. I want to write a poem or something to express my feelings but I can't. I just resort in reading your stories from all of you who also lost your mothers, in the hope of finding some comfort. I find your poem pretty much describes my same feeling and I'm touched by it.

  • by Eby, India
  • 3 years ago

Its going to be two years since I lost my mom and today when I stumbled on your poem I saw the last moments of my mom and my battle to get her back written in beautiful worlds. Thank you for these words that I will cherish forever and ever close to the memory of my mother. There are no words to express how much these words have turned those past days into something more than a memory.

  • by Mariah Beverly, Nashville
  • 4 years ago

I just turned 23, and I never, not once, imagined living without my mother by my side. She was a strong African American woman who gave anything to make sure my sister and I was good with everything we needed and wanted. My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer back in June, 2007. She stayed strong and she fought through all of her treatments like a true soldier. Of course, I was young then and didn't truly understand the seriousness of the matter till I started to get older. This year has been so rough for me because I lost my best friend. I'll never forget the rainy Saturday on June 7th of 2014 because I sat and watched my mom take her last breath. We literally took a selfie together within 10 min of her passing away and I will cherish that moment and picture forever. I'll never forget me wanting to step into the hall to call my dad to let him know he needed to come to the hospital asap. It was like she gave her last strength of energy to me and I could make out her words, "Where are you going? Don't leave me." I reassured her I wasn't going anywhere. As a kid growing up, you never realize the importance of your parents. We get mad at them for silly things when they only want what is best for us. Mom, I thank you for everything that you have done and is still doing for me. I love and miss you and hope to see you again one day. Miss you!

  • by Emily, Texas
  • 4 years ago

As I enter my senior year of high school I keep thinking of my mother. My mother died in 2011, she fought breast cancer for 10 years and never let it beat her. She had cancer for most of my life. I remember that she never let it get her down, never stopped working or helping people. She loved to help people, she was a nurse and worked in the children's department at our church. I never thought my mama would die, She was my mama. She will never see me graduate high school or my wedding. She never saw my sister graduate from college and she never met my niece. I kept asking why. Why her. Why couldn't I have my mama. Why didn't I say I love you more, Hug more and be there more. But you can't live in the past, you move forward and be strong just like my mama showed me.

  • by Lorna Ferguson Poet
  • 4 years ago

Thank you all for your kind words. I wrote this poem in my head while in bed the night after my mum passed. She was 69. She was an exceptional mother, her love was unconditional. It's just over 4 years now since I posted this poem and tonight was the first time I came back and saw all your lovely words. To feel that this poem has helped so many fills me with joy.
I know my mum is with me everyday. I often find feathers randomly around me. I want you all to believe that we will see our loved ones again. We have to enjoy life like they would want us to, never a day goes by that I don't think about my mum and want to see her and talk to her, but I know when it's my time she will come for me. Please feel free to share this poem in anyway you want. It's here to help as many people as possible. I wish you all long and happy lives... just as your mums would want too.. god bless...xx

  • by Mugdha
  • 2 years ago

I loved your poem soo much. I lost my mom to cancer on December 27, 2015. It's been 13 months without her. The pain is unbearable. It's killing me every moment. I want to talk to her. Want to hold her hand. Want to hug her so tightly. I feel so ashamed of myself that I didn't express my love to her. I wanted to give all happiness to her...but when she was there...all healthy, I took her for granted. When in 2012 we came to know about her ovarian cancer, the soil beneath me slipped forever. She fought with the pain for us. But after the cancer relapsed a fourth time, she lost the battle.

I just want to go wherever she has gone. I kissed her forehead when she died. Then they took her away, and I just kept watching. No words I had. Only few tears rolled down. I am dead in heart. I felt I am crazy that I believer, someday I will meet her again. I see her in my dream every other day. I'm glad that some people here too are of belief that we will meet our loved again someday.

  • by Cherita, Birmingham Al
  • 4 years ago

I lost my mother on September 9, 2013 from acute respitory distress syndrome. She was one of the most strongest lady in the world. My mom overcame breast cancer twice, colon cancer, stints in every valve of her heart, and a pacemaker. Now tell me isn't God good. I never thought of the day my mama would leave me, but I know that I can't be selfish towards Gods will. My mom was on so much medication I would hate to see her having to take it but it was what was help keeping her alive. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her. I have so many crying spells, but God seems to wipe them away. I will see my mom again but until then I know she is resting in paradise and I shall see her again.

  • by Omen, Greece
  • 4 years ago

Reading this poem I burst into tears. It has been nearly 2 years since we've lost her. Thank you for it reminded me of how much I love her still. I no longer believe in God, but I wish they are in a better place and we will meet them again someday. Best of luck to you and may they rest in peace.

  • by Stockport
  • 4 years ago

I lost my mum 3rd march this year to lung cancer she was 68 years old I miss her so much. Still text her every day just hoping my phone will beep even though I know it won't but loved this poem.

  • by Pauline, England
  • 4 years ago

My mum passed away on the 9th of March this year. Only a few days ago. She was in hospital, and had been in and out since November. The feelings are very raw for me. Mum had 7 children and plenty of grandchildren and great grandchildren, she will be missed by all. God bless you mum, I love you, and will miss you so much. Sleep tight my love.

  • by Victoria, TX
  • 4 years ago

I lost my mom on February 3, 2014 at 5:25 am. She battled colon cancer. We saw her wither down to skin and bones. Such a nasty slow death. She was at home kept comfortable surrounded by loved ones. Her life long name was COOKIE. Mom was 63 years old. I miss my mommy so much. Great memories I have of her. She left behind 7 children and a lot of grandchildren with one great grand child. We love and miss you mom. Until we meet again. I will run to your open arms when my time comes...

  • by Daisie-Mai Meredith
  • 5 years ago

I lost my mum when I was 6 in 2008. I can remember reading to her and talking about my day and then she would do the same. When she went I wouldn't accept it she was my world and I just want to see her one more time to tell her how much she meant to everyone she knew and how much we all loved her. I can't wait to be reunited with her and then we can finally be together.

  • by Phoebe Meredith
  • 1 year ago

I love you, Daisie. Best sister ever. We went through the worst thing possible. Mum meant everything to me, to you, and to Rory. Love you so much. You have been my mum figure since we were little, and I appreciate all the love and time you gave. You were always there for me. I can't wait to reunite with Mum, and I'm sure you are excited to be with her again. Love u so much, Daisie.
Sleep tight, Mum. We see you soon.
Love from Phoebe

  • by Cristela Serna, San Antonio
  • 5 years ago

I lost my mother 3 months ago, she was 53. For 7 days my brother and I sat with her in the hospital holding her hand. She never woke up and we didn't get to say good bye and tell her how much we loved her. Doctors were not able to find a diagnosis. She died of septic shock. It's sad not knowing what caused her death but even sadder not ever hearing her voice again. Your poem is so similar to what I went through. Thanks for sharing.

  • by Melissa Urey, Warren OH
  • 5 years ago

My dad was very sick he had a lot wrong with him he passed away three years ago. It's been three years since he passed away. What hurts the most is that he didn't die of all natural causes. One day he went home and when he was ready he took his own life.=( My mother passed away 5 months ago she had so many things wrong. I miss her so much I'm lost without her.

  • by Sturminster Newton Dorset England
  • 5 years ago

We lost my mum to ovarian cancer December 4th 2013 which she fought very bravely over 4 years. She went into remission after the first 2 years then it was back. We were lucky as a family because she wanted to pass at home. My sibling's and I live all over the world but we were able to come home and care for her in the last two weeks of her life. Cancer is an ugly disease and it was very traumatic seeing her so ill, fighting hard to stay with us, fading in and out, losing consciousness for 2 days yet knowing she was in there then passing away in our arms but I wouldn't have given away the beauty of helping mum die with dignity, grace and peace in her mind and heart. Your poem is brilliant thank you for sharing your pain with us all. its Early days for me, I'm still in shock
you are never prepared for a parent passing even if you know they are terminally ill.

  • by South Holland, Il
  • 5 years ago

My mother departed on November 9, 2013, it was bittersweet and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of her. I miss her terribly. I was also searching for some relief of this deep penetrating pain I feel and I read this poem. Oh my God, this poem really struck a chord. I thank you for your words, just knowing that someday we'll meet again brings so much comfort. We shared some touching moments while she was in intensive care and I will treasure those moments until the end of time. I will truly spend the rest of my days celebrating her life and her legacy.

  • by Francois, South Africa
  • 5 years ago

My mom passed away last year. Initially she also went to hospital with pain and it was thought to be renal failure. It turned out to be an aggressive bladder cancer, so she went through several surgeries - first to remove her bladder, and then several thereafter due to complications from the initial operation. She was neglected during her stay in hospital and eventually picked up pneumonia. On the 28th of October 2012, she died from a heart attack and my life has not been the same since. There's an emptiness and a sadness which I fear will never go away. I miss her so much.

  • by Victoria Uk
  • 5 years ago

I lost my mum last year to a brain hemorrhage, it's her birthday today and it still breaks me to think of her. She was truly an incredible parson who put everyone first, doing things for the community and charity. When she passed, it rocked a whole community and several generations. At her funeral the crematorium was so crowded that people were standing. The hardest thing I've ever done is sing at her funeral I just wanted to say how much I miss her on this day x

  • by B291
  • 1 month ago

Crazy how similar my story is to Be's. My mother died in the exact same year, at the exact same age of a brain aneurysm. My sisters also sang at the funeral in the crematorium!! I was really thinking that by Be's reaction could be one of my siblings, but that's not possible since I was the only one who was 17 at the time. (If you would say your mother passed away on the 8th of July, I would lose my mind). I started to read some poems because I could not stop crying, and they usually make me feel understood, but I never expected it to be sooo accurate. So thank you both for sharing your stories and to ease my pain a little. :)

  • by Be
  • 1 year ago

I had the exact same situation. My lovely mother passed away two years ago now, also an aneurysm. She was also such a motivated woman and it kind of creeps me out how relatable your story is. We had a funeral in the crematorium where the people were listening from outside. My sisters sang too! She was 51, and I was 17. It hurts so badly and I hope you'll read my comment. Because I wonder if it gets better with time. It is so hard to believe. My dad is completely heartbroken, and I don't know how to help him to soften the pain. Thank you and good luck. xxx

  • by Jena Morrow
  • 5 years ago

My mom died December 20 this year in car accident. I didn't get to say goodbye nor did I get to tell her how much I love her and how proud I am to have her for my mom. She was a remarkable person. I was blessed but lost her to soon. I miss her so much every second of everyday.

  • by Poteau, Ok
  • 5 years ago

I lost my Mother in September of 2012. She was 79 years of age and had been ill a very long time. I think about her every day and miss her more than words can express.

  • by Catalina, Connecticut
  • 5 years ago

I was searching for relief of this deep pain. This poem reflects what is in my heart. I lost my 97 years old mom, 64 days ago. I can not stop crying. The thought of not seen her face, touch her hands, or talk to her breaks my heart. She taught me lessons of life from day one until her very last days. I was lucky to have her for that many years. I should celebrate her life. Life is too short. I missed her so much.

  • by R Hunter
  • 5 years ago

My mum went into hospital with Norovirus... She was bouncing around on Christmas day, 4 days prior. She was so dehydrated it caused a clot. We got her to hospital and she perked up. She made us go home as my sister was pregnant. We got a call in the night saying they had to give her blood thinning drugs to get rid of the clot on her heart, which meant either a side effect of a stroke or a heart attack. No knowing this they went ahead with the procedure and she had a bleed on the brain.. Then went on to have a series of heart attacks, pneumonia, a stroke and finally renal failure. The hospital only called us when she was heavily sedated so don't even know if she knew we were there.
I miss her so much.
She shouldn't have gone, it wasn't her time, if only we'd have been there sooner, or to help her make the decision of having the drugs. All these questions, all these shoulda woulda coulda.... won't bring her back. Devastated... this poem is so apt.

  • by Richard, Nigeria
  • 5 years ago

I lost my mum two months ago to heart attack, I'm 19 and the first kid. It's never been easy for me, I'm loosing myself the more. She died in my arms on that Monday morning, she was getting cold while she was breathing and was sweating profusely. I never knew the dead get cold, though my heart was pounding. I dialed my dad's line and my granny, called her work place. Before my granny could get to the hospital, mom was already dead. I hated life, four days I starved, I couldn't breath well, my pulse was very high, I was praying to join mom. I felt this emptiness inside of me, I got to realize that the lady I once referred to as my "Helen of Troy' was no more. Everything changed with me, I got skinny, I was drowning, time couldn't heal the wound. I was bleeding heavily because my joy was no more. Mom will call me everyday from home, just to make sure I was safe at school. Most times I consider the distance and the unlimited time I have in school, I will still travel back just to behold her smiles, her character. She promised to be there during my 'call to bar' as barrister, but she couldn't live. She could have waited. I remember when she do say 'I'll be feeding my colleagues with trailer load of quarrels and I'll sue them to court' and we do smile over it, but death made me weep like a baby asking after her mom. Anywhere you are mom, I still love you. I still do

  • by Debra, Glen Allen
  • 5 years ago

I lost my mom unexpectedly on May 4, 2013. She had breathing issues for years, but seemed to be doing really well. She had spent the day with friends and came home that evening and wanted to take the dogs for a walk. She went out; which was not uncommon for her. After about 30 minutes, I decided, I was going to go pick her and the dogs up and bring them home. I went out and found her collapsed on the ground with the dogs standing over her. I called 911 and they were there in just a few short minutes, but she was already gone. I keep beating myself up because I should've been there, I should've been able to help her. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her, miss the sound of her voice, miss her laugh, wish she were standing by my side. I wonder how I will make it without her words of encouragement. I have to remember that I was blessed to have her in my life for 42 years, She would want me to keep moving on regardless of how hard things are. I miss you mama.

  • by Gary, UK
  • 5 years ago

I lost my mother 3 years ago to cancer and for whatever reason I did not cry until today on reading this lovely poem the day before her birthday June 25th. I trust you do not mind that I posted it on my page of Facebook with a picture of my late mother. Gary

  • by Theresa McNiece, Indiana
  • 5 years ago

I'm having a hard time with my mother, who is 62 and dying from Stage 4 Ovarian cancer. She was diagnosed in July of last year and had a hysterectomy including the ovaries. We thought after having chemo would stop the cancer but no it started to go away and then it came back for revenge. The cancer she has is very aggressive. Her plateled continue to drop and kidney function too. I was recently told her life span was only 1-2 weeks or less. I'm 23 and I'm scared of losing her, I don't know what I'll do if she does dies. T.T

  • by Gretchen, Texas
  • 5 years ago

My mother died on July 27, 1983 when I was 13. Today is Mother's Day May 12, 2013. I am taking my 2 young daughters to visit her mausoleum marker. I haven't been there since we had her graveside service almost 30 years ago. I am going to write her a letter and burn it at her gravesite in hopes that it will help me heal and gain closure. I will publish the letter once I have finished it. I hope it can help someone through their grieving process. Happy Mother's Day everyone!!!

  • by Vanessa
  • 5 years ago

The whole nightmare scene keeps replaying over and over again in my head and it rips my heart out to think of what my beloved sweet mother went through three months in the hospital. The only way to cope now that she's gone and I cannot do anything to bring her back and make things not happen as they did, is to think, "it's not happening to her no more, she's at peace now" so what am I crying about, that she's at peace? We have to live in the here and now in order to get over what happened in the past...and I know it's very hard to do. I will never forget her dying in that bed but I am relieved to know she's no longer dying in that bed. I love you my beautiful mommy, Happy First Mother's Day to you angel, without the burden of physical suffering! You're alive in my heart for as long as it beats.

  • by Dan Shipley, Oregon
  • 5 years ago

My mom passed away from cancer March 3, 2012, just 16 days shy of her 74 birthday. My wife and I celebrated Saint Patrick's Day yesterday which was my mom's Favorite holiday. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her and the pain she went through fighting throat cancer, then lung cancer, and all the radiation and chemo treatments, and finally succumbing to liver cancer after being given 2 weeks to live. The pain of watching my mom pass away a little at a time over 2 weeks to the day is sometimes unbearable. The only thing that gets me thru is trying to think positive, and to tell myself she is in a better place now. Thank you for writing this poem because now I know I'm not the only adult who misses and grieves their mom after 2 years of their passing.

  • by Sarah Stevenson
  • 5 years ago

I can see this wonderful poem resonates so much with so many people whose hearts are breaking. I lost my mum just five months ago and very similar circumstances where she went in for a checkup and a few days later we lost my angel. It was just as frustrating because I didn't get to say goodbye and I am totally broken and I miss her so much every day it's painful and it's getting far more painful. Lorna your poem really has struck a chord with so many people as you can see and thank you for doing that. I find some comfort in seeing that I am not alone in my desolate misery. My mum was my soulmate and my confidant and my best friend and I saw her all the time and I just cannot comprehend that I won't see her again and I can't hug her or tell her how much I love her : it is just so painful. I wish everybody much strength and faith to get through this. Every day we learn to cope a little more and our mums would be so proud of us all: lets not forget that. Sarah in Brighton, UK

  • by Houstin, Tx
  • 6 years ago

I lost my mother four years ago she died in my arms while I was pregnant and everyday I think it would get better but it doesn't. I cry everytime I think of her I can barely think straight now. I have my four year old son that always ask why I'm so sad it hurts my soul that he would never meet her. Some days I don't want to get of bed because I feel so sick. This poem touched my heart so THANK YOU

  • by Bonita, South Africa
  • 6 years ago

This poem describes how I feel at the moment. My mom in-law died 24 December so unexpectedly and I will miss her dearly . Tomorrow 26 December my mom died 30 years ago. To me it seems like yesterday .I fear that this time, will, in future be a very sad time for me.

  • by Jane, Scotland
  • 6 years ago

I want to thank the person who wrote this lovely poem it has helped me make my mums eulogy. My mother passed away a few days ago and I miss her sorely she was the apple of my eye and now she is my angel in the sky I would do anything for her to be with me again. She was given a few hours to live and I tried everything. I left to go get a close family member and when I got back she was struggling to breath. I was rushed through to see my mum who was just about to die and once I held her hand and told her I was there she passed away. So I know that my mum waited for me to arrive back before she left me and it is so close to Christmas. Take care and I hope this gives more people the security as it has me. Thank you so much.

  • by Viviane, Portland
  • 6 years ago

My mom was my inspiration, my courage, my strength. She was the reason I went back to school to get my MBA degree. However, in the middle of the program, I lost my mom to bowel obstruction surgery. That was nine months ago and not a day has gone by that I don't think about her. The last nine months, the thought of quitting my MBA program has crossed my mind many times but I kept remember the promise I made with mom. I have my up and down. One day I was doing well and the next day, I was falling apart. My grades certainly show it. As her youngest child and her only daughter, I took care of her medical and financial needs. I often pondered if I put a little pressure on the doctor to do more testing, will mom still be here with me? Only God knows. From the day I was born, it was me and my mom together. Mom had so much love to give. She never abandoned me or my siblings even when she had no strength or energy. She had to endure an abusive marriage and even on my mom's breath, my father show how little that he cares about her. Two nights before mom passed, I told mom how much I love her and she told me she loves me too. That conversation will forever be in my heart. I miss my mom every day and if I could, I will do anything to have her here with me.

  • by Deena Weatherwax
  • 6 years ago

Thank you for sharing your beautiful and very touching poem about your mom. In 3 minutes it will mark 2 years ago that my mom lost her battle with cancer. I thought the first year was going to be the hardest..but I was numb and this 2nd year has been the hardest for me. It was so hard to watch her slowly fade away. The doctors gave her one year and she made it for 3 years. She fought the battle. I was so blessed to get to know her not only as mother, but a woman and my best friend. How grateful and blessed I feel to have had that kind of relationship before she passed on. I still have her number on my cell phone and a voice message she left shortly before her passing. When I listen to it I feel close to her. I never imagined just how much losing her would have affected me. I am still grieving and wondering when the grieving and mourning will end. I've been told it never will. I have to learn to accept it and let go. I have beautiful memories I will cherish for eternity. My heart goes out to all of you who have lost their moms. May God bless!

  • by Josee, Oshawa
  • 6 years ago

That was beautiful I lost my mom 3 years ago October 14 of cancer. I didn't get to say good bye to her. It is so hard to lose a love one I also lost my dad when I was 9 years old and I am 28 years old now with 3 beautiful children that I wish he was able to meet. I also wish my mom was able to see them grow. I miss and love them so much rip mom and dad.

  • by Karita Cunningham, Chicago
  • 6 years ago

I am 22 years old and I lost my Mommy 6 years ago to Breast Cancer. I didn't realize back then how much her passing would effect me, but it did, it does and it always will. At 16 I didn't realize I was still a baby, I was a sophomore in high school...a baby. No one wants to lose their mother at such a young age and no one deserves to. I HATE to see others lose their Mother, it hurts me because I know how they feel, I don't want anyone to go through that feeling. It hurts even more now and it's so hard to accept that I'll never have a mother in my life. I graduate from college in 2 months and she won't be there :( she missed my first day of college, my prom, my high school graduation, all my boy secrets, my friend drama. I wasn't able to share none of that with her....and it hurts...I wish my mother could still be here she would be my best friend....I miss you Mommy!!!! <3

  • by Mugdha
  • 2 years ago

I can understand what you must be feeling. I lost my mom 13 months back. I am 27. Every day I feel the same. I want to talk to her, tell her all the smallest happenings in my life. Don't know when I will learn to live without her. We all love you, Karita! Hope you are doing best in your life!! Best Wishes..

  • by Sashika, Sri Lanka
  • 6 years ago

I lost my mom 3 weeks ago. Our stories are very much alike. My mom also went in the hospital with pain. She went into surgery but never woke up again. After two weeks on the intensive care she died. I never got to say goodbye and I miss her so much. It feels like I'm totally empty inside.

This is also what I experienced on 7th September 2012. She went to hospital for a surgery on her leg after 3 months she came home in a coffin.

  • by Amani, Moorpark Ca
  • 6 years ago

Thank you!

I lost my mom to cancer 4 years ago tomorrow to be exact.
If I knew how to write so eloquently like you, our words would have been so similar. Your words were so touching I had to share them on her 4th anniversary with my family. I felt as if your were writing my story and describing my pain every step of the way from her last days until now. I guess loss & pain is a universal language that we all speak and understand.

I pray that God shower all our mothers' soles with mercy & blessings and grant us patience to deal with their loss.

  • by Golda Quayson, North York
  • 6 years ago

I lost my Mom December 28/10. It was a Tuesday evening when my brother called me and told me that he has just received a phone call from our Dad. I questioned him and said you are playing one of your jokes? He said why would I do that. And I could feel it in his voice and my heart just sunk into my chest, I knew it was true, but I still did not want to believe it. She was 80 years when she passed. She developed Asthma 2 years ago and was using puffers. On that fatal day, she suffered an asthma attacked and was taken to the hospital. According to the doctors and my Dad, they did everything possible to survived her, but she could not pull through. I was angry and questioned myself what could I have done as a daughter from a distance. My parents came to visit us in Toronto a year ago before her passing. I consoled myself upon hearing from so many people during her funeral, how I took care of her when they visited Toronto. My Mom is forever in my heart and I know she loves as much as I love her. I know she is resting in Eternity.

  • by Charlene Lawshea
  • 6 years ago

I lost my mother on December 11-2011, my mother had went into the hospital to have some test done to her. And it didn't go well, so she came home and then the next week she was gone just passed and I had just been over there cleaning up for her me and my husband. It was the hardest day of my life the little girl came out of me the pain the hurt the lost. And knowing that I will never see her or hear her voice calling me. So reading this poem help me because knowing that you can love someone so much is a blessing from God, and I am so thankful that my mother gave me words of wisdom, and love. Now I still have my Dad, and I am so thankful that he loved my mother the way he did and still do. I told my mother that I would look after him and I am a women of my word just like she was. My mother my friend my world my forever she is always here in my heart forever forever, always always.

  • by Penny Anderson, West Columbia SC
  • 6 years ago

I lost Mom August 7th 4 years ago. I got to spend time with her at the hospital the day she past. The day before, Dr. told me she only had a few months at best. That was really hard to here. I called and ask if she wanted anything when I came up at lunch. She did. A vanilla milk shake & French fries. I brushed her hair, rubbed lotion & massaged her back. She loved it. She mentioned she didn't get her coffee, which she had EVERY day. I ask the nurse and she said of course. I'll make her a fresh pot, she can have anything she wants. I stayed till 2:30. My Mom always said she didn't want to be a burden, (she most certainly wasn't) said she didn't want us to see her if she was really bad. God answered her prayers. I lost her at 4:20 that day. 6 months later. I lost Dad. It's been tough. Memories hold me together. I write poems too. Your Poem, I just love. Thanks & God Bless!

  • by Danielle, Scotland
  • 6 years ago

Reading this poem made my heart just fall apart thinking of my mum, I'm 14 now & my mum died 2 years ago & I have kept it all bottled up until I read this, she died of cancer & I never got to say goodbye so thank you for writing this.

  • by Lala, Philippines
  • 6 years ago

I lost my mom more than a year as of today. It's very painful to me. She suffers from her illness for more than a year. My eyes witness how much she suffers. It's hard to see my mom in pain. I was in college when her illness strikes. I pray a lot, I go to different church and pray novenas for my mom. I'm consistent deans listed during that time, but when that happens I'm not anymore but I really don't mind. My mom is more important than that. My mom is my life. I want the rest of my life with her. Even that thing happened I still graduated cum laude and my mom is proud of me. She's planning to have a blowout party for me even though she is in her illness. I'm thankful because I graduated as cum laude even though I didn't expect it anymore, I'll be more happy if my mom recover from her illness. I promise myself that I will not accept a job until my mom gets fine. I will be always on her side to take care of her. The sad thing is she died one week after my graduation. I'm turning 21 when she died. When she was sick I keep reminding her that I will never give up on her and she says the same way too. She promises that she will fight because she still want to live with us, But God taken her away from us, even though we know how much she want to stay. I miss her so much. Her death feels like it's just happened yesterday. I always watch her video and look her pictures. I made compilation of her photo. I also made a blog for her. I wrote her a letter every important occasion of her life. No days in my life that my mom is not in my mind and in my heart.

  • by Sia
  • 6 years ago

I lost my mom yesterday, she was taken from us by cancer. I loved your poem, it was exactly how I feel .
thank you

  • by Georgina, Uk
  • 6 years ago

My mum died 4 weeks ago, unexpectedly aged 58 on her holiday, she had a stroke, I seriously don't know how I'm coping she was my best friend. I miss her every second of every day. I just hope she knew I was with her at the end xx RIP mum

  • by Amanda, Ohio
  • 6 years ago

My name is Amanda I just lost my mom a few days ago on the 6th of June. I am lost without her I barely have the strength to crawl out of bed. It hurts so bad she went through a lot in the hospital and I watched everything till the end I felt helpless and it all happened so fast. I don't know what I am to do with out my mommy. I miss her so much even know it has only been 2 days. The funeral is tomorrow and I am not ready for this. I dread tomorrow for I know it will hurt the most laying her to rest.

  • by Printess A. Dees, Mt. Vernon
  • 6 years ago

This made me cry with many tears, for my Mother passed away on Sept. 11, 2004 of Cancer, and this poem will forever remind me of what she and I went through. She was and forever will be that Special Angel that raised me right and now she's gone but, never forgotten she is always inside my Heart, For only a Mother's love will last forever in her Son's Heart. This poem lets the pain get easier day by day. Thank you for the very Special words that will live forever in my Heart.

  • by Devon
  • 6 years ago

My mum died 9 years ago today. reading this poem has brought back so many memories of the whole thing. She died from Cancer. After a year of Treatment which prolonged her life for nearly a year but she lost her battle so suddenly. We Never got to say goodbye. They say it gets better with time but I don't think it does, you just have to get on with it ! not a day goes past when something happens that you want to tell your mum about!

This poem has brought tears to my eyes Well done.! Thank you x

  • by Amber, Ca
  • 6 years ago

Thank you for you beautiful poem. I lost my mother eight years ago this August and my Grandmother nine years ago this October, I miss them with all my heart. It was a very difficult time and sometimes still is. Ten months and one day earlier my Grandmother died I couldn't even really mourn her because I was worried about my Mom because her health was declining. I was very close to my Grandmother I was her care taker since I was 17. Shortly after my Grandmothers death my Mother and little brother moved in with me. I then became my Mothers care taker. At 23 I was the one dealing with the doctors and knowing which med she had to take she was taking about 15 pills in the morning, 15 pills in the afternoon, 25 pills in the evening, and injections and pain patches. Thank you again for your poem it helps this time of year.

  • by Stephanie Blackwell Jackson Ms.
  • 6 years ago

Every day I spend with my mom I know it could be our last together. After believing she was in remission with lung cancer , found out 3 months ago it had spread to her brain. Though radiation did halt the tumor growth and buy us some time, I (she doesn't know) was told 4 weeks ago, she only had a few weeks to live at most. She has declined gradually everyday, now at the point she is losing her ability to do much for herself. Her mind is wandering from reality more and more, I wonder if that may be best for her but I miss her already and sometimes try to bring her back by talking to her. I pray everyday God helps me to help her to the best of my ability and to cherish our time together. My heart goes out to all on this website. God Bless, Stephanie Blackwell

  • by Jayla Foster
  • 6 years ago

My boyfriend of 3 years lost his mother a little while ago and being with him through it all was so hard because I'm sure you can agree that you just don't want people talking to you, and you want to be alone all the time..but I stayed with him through it all and she was a wonderful women. I'm so sorry for each of your losses and I hope as time goes on your pain starts to ease just a little <3

  • by Madera
  • 6 years ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my mom Last year in August, its the hardest thing ever. I can relate to this poem so much. The pain never heals its seems like it gets worse..

  • by Nikki, Nj
  • 6 years ago

Thank You for your words. I lost my mom 6 months ago, and not a day goes by that I don't think of her. She passed away in the hospital and no one from the family was with her, we are all mad at ourselves for not being there. She passed with respitory distress. I still think if she didn't have the DNR she might still be here with us. My mom was a fighter, very strong women. Though she has been quite sick for 6 years I still feel in my heart that she didn't want to let go.
I miss her so so much and would do anything to have one more day with her.

  • by Prince Albert Sk
  • 6 years ago

My mother died the exact same way, about two years ago now and I'm still not over it because a mother is your best friend, it really hurt seeing her like that, but I could not change the past, this poem really touched my heart and it felt like someone understood what I'm still dealing with.

  • by Margaret Lawson
  • 6 years ago

My mother was rushed this morning to ICU after having bowel surgery two weeks ago. Although she is 82 years old and I am 52 years old with 5 kids, she was my world. She was my right arm. I tried to please her but sometimes I felt it wasn't enough. I never worried about family, kids, because she was always behind me. I feel guilty because I never told her enough about how much I loved her. I was often preoccupied with work, kids activities, household chores. She would get angry with me telling me I never spent enough time with her. I always thought there would be tomorrow. How do I go forward, I feel so empty.

  • by Abby, Il
  • 7 years ago

I lost my mom.. tomorrow will be a month. I can't believe time went by so fast. It's so hard not having her here be with me. I'm 17 years old and I have to do so much. School is a blur and I take on so much responsibility it drives me crazy. Before I got home from school she was taken away and loss consciousness. It wasn't foreseen and that's why its a bit more painful. I had no idea that day I would not see her when I got back. When they pulled the plug I refused for her hand to go cold in mine so I held on as long as I could. I miss her so much and have her in my heart forever. There isn't a day that doesn't go by that she isn't in my mind. This poem is telling everything I am feeling. Thank you for writing this, it eases the pain and gives me strength.

  • by Jantine, Nederland
  • 7 years ago

I lost my mom 3 weeks ago. Our stories are very much alike. My mom also went in the hospital with pain. She went into surgery but never woke up again. After two weeks on the intensive care she died. I never got to say goodbye and I miss her so much. It feels like I'm totally empty inside.
4 years ago a lost my father and sister. they both died of cancer. I'm only 19 years old and lost 3 family members in 4 years. Life's hard and cruel!

  • by Rhonda, PA
  • 7 years ago

I lost my mom coming up on 1 year ago on Dec. 27th. She had been ill for 3 years. Knowing the day would come but never thought it would be 6 weeks after my father's death. His death was very unexpected and had no time to mourn. I buried my father on my brother's 3rd anniversary of his death. Now I'm all alone and hurt everyday and wish I had one more day with both.

  • by Daria, NY
  • 7 years ago

My mom died over a year age. She was 57. She had a brain tumor that she fight for 7 years. So I can relate. There's not a day that I don't think of her. I would do anything to have one more day with her. I miss her so much.

  • by Jason, PA
  • 7 years ago

My mom died just Over 5 months ago due to complications after having a brain tumor removed. There's not a day that I don't think about her. This poem fit exactly. I miss her so much. I would give anything to see her one more time.

  • by Laura, Scotland
  • 7 years ago

I lost my mum on 17th Dec 2010. It is still so raw and hard, she's never out my thoughts and this poem I can relate to.... It all. I miss my Mum so much, I feel as time goes on the harder it gets I'm sure it must ease, eventually x

  • by Star, AZ.
  • 7 years ago

its been 6 years my mothers been gone reading this poem brought back a lot .. she was 52 died from breast cancer .. I'm sorry for your lose just know you're not alone .. and cry all the time but remember your laughs, it helps for me.

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