Mother Death Poem

I lost both my parents a few years ago when I was only 27. I miss them more than anything. I just needed to vent.

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I'm so sorry. My mom died on Oct 29 - I ALWAYS MADE A BIG deal for Mother's Day and she always bought me a card from my dogs (no kids)! I took care of my Mom Peg for over a decade. We were...

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Mother's Day Without You


Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009 with permission of the Author.

Every day I think of you.
For a brief moment
a smile crosses my face.
My memories bring me happiness
but are soon replaced by sadness.

After all, you are gone.
You are gone.
So the happiness is gone.
Oh how I miss my best friend.
my mother

I wish so much you were here.
You loved me no matter what.
I mattered to someone.
I belonged to someone.
Do I now?
I cry.

So I ask, are you still around?
Are you in the air I breath?
Are you proud of me?
Reach out
can you feel me?
can you see my tears?
do you hear my fears?
my thoughts, my prayers?
I wish you were here.
Please stay near.

I'll ask for a sign
but get no reply.
I don't no why I try,
but I still try.


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  • Terry Ann Johnson by Terry Ann Johnson
  • 6 years ago

I lost my Mom to cancer in 2009. She knew she had cancer. Found out when she had pneumonia in the hospital, the doctor told me. A week later she was no longer here. I was by her side when she struggled for her last breath. I miss her so much. She was a great mom.

  • Dawn by Dawn
  • 7 years ago

I lost my mom on October 31. She died because an artery exploded. She was 70 so young, and I'm 41. I wish she was here. All the good memories couldn't bring her back. 1,000 tears couldn’t bring her back, but a week later a duck was on our porch. It was her; we hope you find a good home, Mom. –Dawn

  • Linda S by Linda S
  • 6 years ago

I'm so sorry. My mom died on Oct 29 - I ALWAYS MADE A BIG deal for Mother's Day and she always bought me a card from my dogs (no kids)! I took care of my Mom Peg for over a decade. We were uniquely close. Lived with her 3 times as long - an only child of an only child. My dog died a few weeks before Peg/Mom.
So... I want to be with her on Sunday. With them all.... so I share your grief. No one can really help us - only a Time Machine. One more Day. Even ONE more HOUR!!! "

  • Jiselle Ortiz by Jiselle Ortiz
  • 8 years ago

I lost my best friend 2 weeks ago, my mother. My mother was struggling with pancreatic cancer. She was diagnosed back in 2013, these have been the hardest 2 years of my life and three months again she was placed into Hospice. In a matter of three months she got sicker and sicker each day. Until for an entire week she was unconscious and my heart got weaker as she moaned in pain. And exactly two weeks ago she passed away. My heart aches as events come up in life , like my graduation and mother's day. I'm only 18 but I go out into the world smiling, because she taught me that I should cherish every moment I can with the people I love. And I know I gained an angel in heaven and she watches over me daily. I love her and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think about her.

  • Lynn Manison by Lynn Manison
  • 8 years ago

For everyone who as lost a parent may you all be blessed and with medicine to your soul be healed ...My mom lost her battle to stomach cancer five months ago she fought so hard till it just got too much for her... I miss her with every beat of my heart, the longing to see and hug her is so painful....I will treasure the beautiful memories she has left me ...I know that she still guides me even though I can't see her ..I was truly blessed she was my mother ...Eternal love

  • Pretoria by Pretoria
  • 9 years ago

I lost my best friend my Mother, she was on her way to the fair and was sitting on the back of the car, the women who drove the car was so drunk and drove to fast so my mommy fell off and her spine pushed up into her head and within seconds she was gone, I'm 26 and my mom 46. Everyday I battle to get up, have to find answers. Everyday to go on with life and not to give days like this with mothers day coming I struggle to find the reason, I miss her so much, the women got a r10000 fine welcome to South Africa. I will never be ok I will just wear a smile to please the ones next to you,, The hardest thing is to lose the one person you trusted, had fun with and who understands you who loves you no matter what and who can carry all your fears so you don't have to, I miss my Mommy so much and if I could I would trade places with her because live without her is a life not worth living.

  • Jill by Jill, Indiana
  • 10 years ago

I just lost my Mom to Wegener's disease (a rare autoimmune disease) on March 23,2014. She was 63. I feel like a part of me has died with her. Easter is in two days, the first of many holidays to come without her. Most holidays, the family gathers at my parents house. She cooks, we clean, everyone has a good time. My dad is hurting. I don't know what to do, how to help. I put on a facade...pretending to be strong to help my son, my dad...who can I lean on? I am weak. Some days I manage. Some day I cry a little. Some days I cry a lot. Nothing has been the same. It will never be the same. Quit telling me it will get easier over time! She was such an amazing Mom. She is what made life easier. I have my memories, but it is not enough. I miss my Mom....

  • England by England
  • 10 years ago

I lost my Dad to Dementia and cancer in March 2013 and then 10 weeks later I lost my mum to ovarian cancer. I really miss them both so much. I never really got to grieve for my Dad as I had to care for and help my mum cope with the loss of her husband. So when she died it was like being hit by two steam trains at once. I read this poem and it summed up everything I wanted and needed in my life. Xxx

  • Sydney Australia by Sydney Australia
  • 10 years ago

I lost my Mum when I was 28 after looking after her for 14 months while she battled stomach cancer, this poem had me weeping with the very first line! It's comforting to know that to feel like this is normal and that I'm not the only one suffering such sadness everyday! Xoxo

  • Jon by Jon, Illinois
  • 13 years ago

I too lost my parents at a early age. I just lost my mom to ovarian cancer on 2/2/11 and my dad died on May 18 2008 from MS. He had it for 21 yrs. I know how you guys feel and it sucks! I was more closer to my mom. she practically raised my sister and I and her death is really hurting. my mom was 61 and dad 60. and I'm only 35.

  • Leesa Silver by Leesa Silver
  • 13 years ago

I just lost my daddy May 25th, 2010 and my Mother July 27, 2010. They have been divorced for 33 years. I was so close to my Daddy and when he took his last breath I was holding his hand. My Mom and I became so close for those next two months after my daddy died and than God took her away too. I'm so lost. I'm 39 years old. My Daddy was 63 and my Mom was 61. Way to young!!

  • Darlene Calgary by Darlene Calgary
  • 14 years ago

I to lost both my parents in a matter of months! My mother was everything to me and I feel your pain! Please take the time to notice the little things! You write of wanting to see some sign that she is still around! This happens to me all the time I remember reading a poem about "Pennies from heaven" and every time I am somewhere new or confused or just thinking of her I find a penny! It has been two long years since she has been gone but I have saved every penny from heaven. Another sign is sparrows and blue jays they show up at the most amazing times! Think about your mother and what she loved. She is there inside and around you and you to will find connections to her!

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