Mother Death Poem

The memories of a loved one linger in our minds long after they have passed.

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It's been 20 whole years since you left, mum, but it still feels like yesterday. Twenty years without you have not been easy. There are times I really want to talk to you about the things...

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Memories Of Mom


Published by Family Friend Poems July 2006 with permission of the Author.

Though it's been years now
since you were taken away,
the memories are still strong,
and I wish you were here today.
I can't see nor touch you,
so I know you're not here,
but I've still got the past,
and in my heart you're still near.
I used to wake up at night
screaming aloud and calling your name.
I must have needed someone
'cause of all my hurt and fear.
If I could see you one last time,
you know what I would do?
Release all my emotions
and say, "Mom, I LOVE YOU!"


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  • Alero Manuel by Alero Manuel
  • 3 years ago

It's been 20 whole years since you left, mum, but it still feels like yesterday. Twenty years without you have not been easy. There are times I really want to talk to you about the things going on in my life but realise you are gone and up there in heaven. I told my lil girl about you and she knows her Grandma is in heaven, but she still thinks you went up there in an aeroplane lol. Mum, these 20 years have not been easy, but you taught me how to be strong. I remember when you asked and forced me to do things with a backup. You said, “I won't be here forever, so you’d better learn.” Now I know why you said those words. Thank you for all you did for us while you were here. Thank you for teaching me how important it is to love and forgive. I love you and miss you, my Super Woman.

  • Gracious by Gracious, Abuja, Nigeria
  • 4 years ago

Today the 21st of July, 2019 marks 10 years since I lost my mom in a ghastly motor accident. It has been a rough ride for my siblings, my dad and I. She left us when we needed her the most. Worst of all, we didn't even get to say goodbye or see her corpse because she was burnt and they wouldn't even open the coffin. I wish I could see her now, hold her so tight, tell her how much I love and miss her and never let go! Oh death, you have dealt with us by taking away our jewel of inestimable value. Our everything. We miss you, Mom, and we love you forever.

  • Toni Sullivan by Toni Sullivan
  • 2 years ago

I'm so sorry. I can feel your pain through this passage. I lost my mother 17 years ago today, and the pain and emptiness never go away. I hope your family is doing ok. Blessings to you all.

  • Esther Marie Vazquez by Esther Marie Vazquez
  • 4 years ago

My heart and my deepest condolences go out you and your family. May God bless you and the rest of your family with his love and give you some type of comfort in your heart. I know the pain you're going through. I lost my mother in May of 2019 from a massive heart attack here at home, and I wasn't here to help save her life. Thank God for my eldest sister being there for my mom and for trying to save her life by giving her CPR, but she didn't make it. I wish that I could have been here for my mom too, just one last time just to look at her and talk to and to hold her hand as she was taking her last breath. I know how you feel. That's all I wanted to express to you, and may you and your family find some peace one day. God bless...

  • Buhle by Buhle
  • 6 years ago

June 25, 2017 marks 10 years since my mom died. She has been gone for long, yet memories of her still linger. She passed on when I needed her the most. I had just started secondary school and was vulnerable. I have no sister, only brothers. As each day passes I wish I had a sister or mother figure to talk to because there is a gap only a women can fill. On days like these, I just miss her so much.

  • Maureen Modispaw by Maureen Modispaw
  • 6 years ago

My mother was murdered by my sister in 2008. Not a day goes by I don't think of her. This poem means a lot to me, especially since Mother's Day is upon us once again. The pain of losing her was overwhelming that day. It was the worst thing I ever went through. After that I had a nervous breakdown of sorts and lost a job and was never the same person I used to be. It's been 9 years and still is like I lost her yesterday. But the pain does get easier with time.

  • Linda Thomas by Linda Thomas
  • 5 years ago

My prayers. How heart wrenching. Inner strength is sometimes a mystery. Prayers.

  • Danielle Lopez by Danielle Lopez
  • 6 years ago

My mom was murdered by my brother on Dec 27, 2016. Worst day of my life!

  • United States by United States
  • 9 years ago

Today is 9 years since my mother died. I was 15 years old, I never imagine I will loose my mother so fast.. I didn't have the time to appreciate the wonderful and exceptional women that she was and even worst, I never tell her how much I love her and I need her in my life, I was so young and so immature that I didn't realize at that time what was really the most valuable things in life; I just learned with the time and with the experiences that I went through after her death. Now I'm a women and each time I remember her, I just admire her much more for the extraordinary women and human being that she was, I will never see her again but I know she is my angel and protect me all the time, I hope she can see me and forgive me for not being be the best daughter when she was alive.

  • Manchester by Manchester, CT
  • 9 years ago

This poem brought lots of tears to my eyes as my mom only died 3 days ago.

  • Lesley by Lesley, United Kingdon
  • 9 years ago

My mum passed away 44 years ago, I was 17 the oldest of five and my youngest brother was 9. The pain I felt never went away I just learned to live with it, although did have a couple of bad years, my way of coping I suppose, but I never got to tell her how much I loved her and that is what hurts the most. God bless you mum xxxx You now have 16 Grandchildren and near on 40 Great grandchildren xxx

  • Daniel by Daniel, Arizona, Florida
  • 8 years ago

This was so deep and inspiring. I am reading it for my whole school.... god bless your mum.

  • Angela by Angela, Cumbria.Uk
  • 10 years ago

My mother has only been gone for 6 weeks. I was an only child. Lost my father in 1985 he was 53. My lovely beautiful mum was 79. I looked after her from August until November when she lost her life to bowel cancer. I miss her and love her for always. Christmas is 3 days away. Not sure how that day will go. My thought are with all people who have lost a loved one In 2013.

  • Krista by Krista, United States
  • 10 years ago

I was 19 when I got the call on a Friday morning. We had been fighting for a week, you wanted me to come back and live at home, I refused wanting to live with the man I thought I loved. I learned later, how wrong I was.

When I got there, the doctor said you were in a coma. Your heart stopped, there was little chance of you waking up. The next morning he would tell me that chance, was 0 now. You were brain dead.

Four days later, my 21 year old brother, my 22 year old sister and I made the decision to pull the life support. On Sunday, Momma I held you and cried as you breathed your I just wish I could have said good-bye and I love you...instead of those last, lingering, angry words....

  • Tamara by Tamara, United States
  • 11 years ago

This brought tears to my eyes. In two months it will be a year since my mom died. I was thirteen, now I'm fourteen. She died from a random heart attack, she was perfectly fine the day before. I miss her so much.

  • Naima by Naima, Norway
  • 11 years ago

My mother past away almost 10 years ago, at this point I was six years old. I came over this poem randomly, I was listening to really calm music, and I started crying, I just could not hold the tears. in eight days from now, it will be ten years since that car accident. It's very rare to grow up without her here, since I'm only sixteen, I feel like I need her, like all my friends. They ask their mom for whatever. I can't do that. this poem really brought up some memories.. Gosh

  • Rebecca by Rebecca, Kansas City
  • 11 years ago

Your words of your mom are beautiful. I'm searching for words to express my thoughts about my Mom. She has been gone for 30 years now and I still miss and need her very much. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her. I would give anything for her to here, but it was her time to leave. God bless you and your family.

  • Kala Jenkins by Kala Jenkins, Taranaki
  • 12 years ago

This poem really touched my heart. My mums been gone 7 years tomorrow she passed away 23/03/2005 due to melanoma cancer I was 13 years old I was very young and that was the time I really needed her just gone a teenager. I went down hill after that I started failing at school started to smoke behind my dads back and drink as well. I miss her so much I didn't have anyone really to fall on at the time as I was the only child I now have a 3 year brother from my dad and his new partner and another brother on the way. I didn't really have anyone to talk to either and I didn't want to talk to my dad because that's what mums are for to talk about girly stuff like getting your first period and going through puberty. It was really hard and hit me real bad I now have a 9 month old daughter that would of loved to meet her and mum would of spoilt her rotten she would of taken her from me all the time to babysit her lol I love and miss mum to pieces xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Jen by Jen
  • 12 years ago

I was reading this poem while listening to one of my favorite songs & I couldn't stop my tears from falling. My mom died due to a car accident. I was 20 that time but for me I was too young to lose her. I used to work as a nurse but after she died I gave up the profession that I really loved. I couldn't handle the stress & trauma. That day, I didn't know that she met an accident going back home. I just found out when she was admitted in the hospital that I was working. It was the most shocking experience that I had but I tried to calm myself as my focus was to revived her but she died on my hands. And 3 years after that incident, I end up to be a useless person. My mom was my inspiration, my supporter, the person who believed that I'm really great but when she died she took half of me. I know that she won't be happy seeing me like this but I can't help it. I just want to isolate myself from the real world. I keep on asking myself why? I don't have a father and she's my only treasure.

  • Irma Martinez by Irma Martinez, San Antonio
  • 12 years ago

This poem brought tears to my eyes. My mother was murdered 7 years ago, and not a day goes by that I don't miss her. My morning routine was to call her every morning on my way to work and now I'm lost.

  • Vicki by Vicki, Louisiana
  • 14 years ago

This poem means a lot, after losing my mom 23 years ago. Even though it has been that long, the pain is still there. There were several times I wanted to pick up the phone and call and she wouldn't be there.

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