Mother Death Poem

Last Moments With My Mom

My mother was the strongest woman I knew. At 87 years old, she suffered a major stroke. Her left side of her brain bled. One day later, a massive heart attack. Two months later, another major stroke, but her memory was not affected. She was able to communicate and survived almost another 11 months. She and my dad were married 68 years. My dad and my sisters and brother sat bedside until she died. I held my mom's hand while she took her last breath. I wrote this at her bedside and read it to her.

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No Goodbyes

© Annette R Hershey more by Annette R Hershey

Published on November 20, 2016

Oh Father, can you hear me?
I'm sending a prayer your way,
I'm clutching hard to my faith, as mom taught me,
As she draws closer to you each day.

I talk to her in whispers,
And I hope she hears me pray,
I hope you send an angel
To guide her towards your way.

I continue to tell her I love her
And thank her for all the sacrifices she has made
And for the unconditional love,
No matter what kind of behavior I displayed.

Mom, can you hear me?
I have so much more to say.
I will continue on with your legacy.
I hope I can be as strong as you one day.

You taught me the importance of family.
I have learned from the very best.
Don't you worry yourself now, Mom,
You keep yourself at rest.

I'm sorry if I'm selfish.
I'm not ready to let go of your hand.
I'm trying to remember the message
From "Footprints In The Sand."

Dear Mom, can you please wake up?
I have not heard your voice today.
I promise I would sit and listen
To everything you want to say.

I know you are getting weary.
You are ready to go home.
I imagine you are dreaming of your Savior
Sitting upon his throne.

I hope you take my love with you,
As tears fall on your cheek.
Dear God, please carry me through this,
I'm feeling very weak.

Dear Mom, I'm very thankful
For all the years we've had.
I'm trying to remember you laughing
So I will not stay so very sad.

Through the rest of my life I will carry
All your love with me.
I promise I will be the best mom, grandmother and person
That I can possibly be.

God must think your time is almost done here.
I feel you going away,
I love you, Mom. No goodbyes.
I will see you again one day.



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  • by Lucy Chalmers Goode
  • 1 week ago

My mama died in 1994 when I was 25 years old; she was my best friend, disciplinarian, and role model. She always was there for me through the good and bad times. I could talk to her about anything. She taught how to take care of myself as well as how to be a strong woman. She gave me unconventional love. Now I don't have no one to love me like she did.

  • by Katrina L. Moore
  • 4 months ago

This was a very well-put poem. It made tears fall down my cheeks as I remember watching my dear daddy slowly pass on from this life and go home to be with our Savior. I know that heaven is so real by the look on my daddy's face as he reached up toward Nothing we could See, but I know an Angel was standing there to lead him home. Daddy, I miss you so much, and the 50 years that mom and you were together never leaves her for she still talks to you in her sleep. But no goodbyes. One day we will all be together again. Thank you for this heartfelt, beautiful poem. It was very good.

  • by Annette R. Hershey Poet
  • 2 months ago

Thank you, so much for sharing your story! It touches my heart knowing others can connect to my poem. No goodbyes..

  • by GEOFF FOSTER
  • 4 months ago

A beautiful heartfelt poem; may you have many happy memories.

  • by Annette R. Hershey Poet
  • 2 months ago

Thank you! I have been blessed with many wonderful memories.

  • by Rebell
  • 4 months ago

That is very pretty. It really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes.

  • by Annette R. Hershey Poet
  • 2 months ago

Thank you for reading my poem and taking the time to let me know it touched your heart. Hearing from other readers is heartwarming to me.

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