Mother Death Poem

If I Had One More Day With You

I lost my mom in January 2014 to a long battle with cancer. There are many things I miss and would love to see and hear just one more time. They are all things I would try and do if I had just one more day.

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I know how you feel. I lost my biological mom to cancer that started off as cervical cancer and then spread to her brain. I was taken away from her at the age of 2 months and got visitation...

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One More Day

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Published: June 2016

I feel I should have listened closer
To what you had to say.
I promise to you that I would
If I could have just one more day.

To feel the softness of your hands,
To see that smile upon your face,
Would give me so much happiness within my heart,
If I could have but one more day.

Time seemed to move so slowly,
It felt like I was wishing it away.
Time would not be wasted
If I could have one more day.

Since you have gone,
Life has changed in many ways.
Happiness and joy that I would share with you,
If I had just one more day.

My first friend, my truest friend,
My first love and protector,
Are a few of my feelings that I would express,
If I could have just one more day.

As I look up into the stars at night,
Often I wonder which light is yours
I hope that you could tell me,
If we had but one more day.

Crying tears I have for you,
Missing you dearly as each day passes,
Time is such a precious thing,
If I had just one more day.

One more hug, one more kiss,
One more smile, and a laugh,
Treasures I would hold so true,
If I could have just one more day.

All of the sadness and the grief
Has taught me to savor every minute,
To keep myself from asking,
If I could have just one more day.

So to you I promise to go forward in life,
With my kids, grandkids, and my wife,
Knowing I love them and had it to say,
Because today may be my

One more day.

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  • Breanna Paige McCuistion by Breanna Paige McCuistion
  • 1 year ago

I know how you feel. I lost my biological mom to cancer that started off as cervical cancer and then spread to her brain. I was taken away from her at the age of 2 months and got visitation until she gave up her parental rights so I could have a better life. I had no contact with her for over 11 years when my older sister told me she was dying. I only saw her twice more before she passed away. There are so many days when I wish I just had one more day with her and to tell her all the things I didn't say.

I know how you feel. I lost my mother three years ago. We were such good friends. I watched her die a little each day. There were times I wished she could have visited with me, shared more stories with me, and just called my name. More time with her would have been nice, but as Alzheimer's increased and the sadness of her condition worsened, the need for God to take her home was stronger than the need to keep her with me.
Jac Judy A. Campbell

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